For April 19th

For April 19th

First: Read Romans 8

Second: Watch this Video

Third: Join this blog discussion at 6:30pm on Wednesday, April 19th!

9 comments (Add your own)

1. Bill Marquette wrote:
Good evening to everyone. I'm joining you this evening from the Granny White Church of Christ building. We enjoyed a wonderful meal with our Christian friends and are now ready to start the online discussion.
Please let us know as you sign on the blog and all comments and questions are welcome.

Bill Marquette

Wed, April 19, 2017 @ 6:25 PM

2. Bill Marquette wrote:
If you are arriving late to the blog please start us off with a question or comment.

What do you think about the concept that God not only makes a promise to us, but He explains how he will accomplish the promise through the use of predestination and the Holy Spirit?

Wed, April 19, 2017 @ 6:46 PM

3. Bill Marquette wrote:
I will remain online until 7pm, to make sure there are no late arrivals. As you arrive online please let us know and jump in with your comment or question.

Wed, April 19, 2017 @ 6:48 PM

4. Sandy Littleton wrote:
i find these promises conforting as well, but still not real clear on predestination.

Wed, April 19, 2017 @ 6:59 PM

5. Bill Marquette wrote:
Sandy,

Let me see if I can clear up the concept of predestination for you.

Wed, April 19, 2017 @ 7:06 PM

6. Bill Marquette wrote:
Predestination does not take away the decision making process from each individual. The Biblical concept of predestination is the concept that God sees tomorrow as clearly as he sees today. He knows what will happen tomorrow and knows who will follow after Him. He must know who belongs to Him in order to keep the promise of taking care of those who belong to Him. If He says all things are going to work for good to those who belong to Him, then he has to know who belongs to Him. He therefore takes the time to see to our long term well being. All things work together for good to those who belong to Him. If we decide to give our lives to Christ He will take care of us. Before the foundations of the world He knew the names of those who belong to him. We therefore have been predestined into his loving care. We will get into this much more next week, when we cover chapter 9.

Wed, April 19, 2017 @ 7:14 PM

7. Bill Marquette wrote:
I hope that helps.

Wed, April 19, 2017 @ 7:15 PM

8. Bill Marquette wrote:
Not to complicate our discussion, but, we also need to fold into this the concept that we have been called. God tells us that he chooses us. We don't choose Him. This can also be a difficult concept, because we "do" make the choice to follow after Him. We will cover both of these together in the latter part of Chapter 9.

Wed, April 19, 2017 @ 7:19 PM

9. Bill Marquette wrote:
Church is letting out so I'm going to sign off for now to say hello to a few people. I will check the blog again when I return home and follow up with any unanswered questions or comments.

Thanks,

Bill

Wed, April 19, 2017 @ 7:21 PM

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