Friday, April 7, 2017

The Automatic End Result Of God Knowing The Future Exactly

It is another way of saying Pre - destined. 
God's "foreknowledge" of future events are certain to happen and therefore His foreknowledge  IS "predestination".

"For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate...."

Common Sense Commentary: "For many are called, but few are chosen." Matt.22:14. Why would God "call" the lost if they were predestined for hell by His own "pre-choice"? He wouldn't ! So the "chosen" are chosen because they willingly accept His "call".

The average person, including some Christians, cannot comprehend the true meaning of God's "foreknowledge", and therefore misinterpret the automatic, self acting, end product of it...predestination. The word simply means to know before. There are three "time" aspects to God's foreknowledge, past, present and future. He knows every detail about everything in the present, He has always known it in the eternal past and He will continue to know everything about everything in the eternal future. Theologians call it "Omniscience" (all knowledge). All knowledge includes "Foreknowledge". Predestination results from human personal choices and is therefore self determined though known of God's unchangeable "Foreknowledge".

God's foreknowledge speaks to His knowing everything about the future, what He will do, create, bless, destroy, determine, and how we, as individual, free moral agents, will respond to what we see, hear and feel about what happens to us and around us.

It was God's sovereign will to give us, "in His image and likeness" a free will because He did not create us to be His little empty headed dolls, toys or chess pieces to be moved only by His hand at His own will. If that were true there would be no sin, or else He would be responsible for our sins. Only because we have a free will are we accountable for our every thoughts, words and actions. We, not God, are totally responsible for our own will to sins or not to sin, to accept Christ or not to accept Him. We are not mindless puppets on a string. So God's foreknowledge is the self acting root of its automatic fruit, a clear enlightenment in every soul, a drawing to Christ, an invitation to every person, an acceptance of their response, a choosing of the believing responders, an election of believers, a fore ordination of them, and a destining of them to eternal life by God's grace through their faith in Jesus Christ. All of that is called predestination and is the automatic fulfillment of God's foreknowledge. In fact, His foreknowledge IS predestination. What God knows will happen ... will happen. Foreknowledge is also the root of prophecy. Prophecy does not determine events, it is the verbal expressing, by the prophets, of events God foreknows He will do and how we will react. God, Himself will do many of those foreknown things, Satan will do others and people will do the rest. God does not choose, determine and execute all the evil stuff Satan and men do, though He allows it under His sovereign will to give His angels, as well as Adam and Eve and every human a free will to choose and act upon their choices.

God foreknows whether you will respond to the "Jesus light", answer His calling, accept His invitation, repent of your sins, believe on His Son Jesus ... and be saved. "(Jesus) was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world." John 1:9. (Every man and every wo man).

God knows if you will respond to that "Jesus Light", but will not force you to believe. If God decrees some to be saved without consideration of their own willful decision to believe, He also decrees others to be damned without consideration of their willful decision to reject Christ.

Please don't miss reading the verses below.... 

"...God is no respecter of persons" Acts 10:34. 
For God to accept one and reject another for no reason would be "respecting" the one over the other. He does not do that.

"And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me." John 12:32.

"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Rom.10:13

"I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness." John 12:46

"Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ...." 1P.1:2

"For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son... Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified." Rom.8:29-30 

These verses are often overlooked in reference to predestination.
"And Jesus answered ....The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,  And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden (invited) to the wedding: and they would not come. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden ,...all things are ready: come unto the marriage.....But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise....Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid (invite) to the marriageSo those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they foundboth bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests..... For many are called, but few are chosen."" Matt. 22:1-14. 
The kingdom of heaven is like that.

"And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely." Rev.22:17. "Come" is not a command but an invitation to "whosoever will".