Presentation on theme: "Predestination and Election Difficult Passages. Four Possibilities of Salvation 1.God could have planned not to save anyone. 2.God could have planned."— Presentation transcript:
Predestination and Election Difficult Passages
Four Possibilities of Salvation 1.God could have planned not to save anyone. 2.God could have planned to save everyone (Universalism). 3.God could have planned to offer salvation to all people (Arminianism). 4.God could have planned to save a definite number of people (Calvinism).
Four Possibilities of Salvation 1.God could have planned not to save anyone. 2.God could have planned to save everyone (Universalism). The Bible clearly teaches that some, but not all people will be saved.
Four Possibilities of Salvation 3. God could have planned to offer salvation to all people. (Arminianism) 4. God could have planned to save a definite number of people. (Calvinism) In both of these scenarios only some are saved.
Four Possibilities of Salvation 3. God could have planned to offer salvation to all people. In this scenario, salvation is made possible to all people but salvation is not guaranteed to any. The ultimate decision to be saved rests with the sinner. In this scenario, no one can be saved because of the unwillingness and inability of man.
Four Possibilities of Salvation 4. God could have planned to save a definite number of people. In this scenario all are saved whom God foreknew and predestinated to be saved. Under this paradigm, sinners are made able and willing in the new birth to believe in Christ.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. Context Who is the "us" in us-ward? Romans 9:22 John 6:37
1 Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth. Context In the context how is "all men" defined? Will all men be saved? John 17:9 Revelation 5:9
1 John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins, and not for our sins only, but also for the sins of the whole world. What is the meaning of "propitiation"? What is meant by "the whole world"? Mark 10:45 John 10:15
1 John 2:2 Thayer Definition: pas πα ͂ ς G3956 1) individually 1a) each, every, any, all, the whole, everyone, all things,everything 2) collectively 2a) some of all types
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have evelasting life. What is the meaning of the word "world" Whosoever believeth? John 1:29, 6:33, 17:9
Thayer Definition: kosmos 1) an apt and harmonious arrangement or constitution, order, government 2) ornament, decoration, adornment, i.e. the arrangement of the stars, ‘the heavenly hosts’, as the ornament of the heavens. 1Pe_3:3 3) the world, the universe 4) the circle of the earth, the earth 5) the inhabitants of the earth, men, the human family 6) the ungodly multitude; the whole mass of men alienated from God, and therefore hostile to the cause of Christ 7) world affairs, the aggregate of things earthly 7a) the whole circle of earthly goods, endowments riches, advantages, pleasures, etc, which although hollow and frail and fleeting, stir desire, seduce from God and are obstacles to the cause of Christ 8) any aggregate or general collection of particulars of any sort 8a) the Gentiles as contrasted to the Jews (Rom_11:12 etc) 8b) of believers only, Joh_1:29; Joh_3:16; Joh_3:17; Joh_6:33; Joh_12:47 1Co_4:9; 2Co_5:19 John 3:16
John 7:7 – Unbelievers John 12:19 – Many men, but not all men of a certain region John 15:19 – Everyone, besides believers Acts 17:6 – The civilized world Romans 10:18 – All parts of the earth, but not every single individual 1 Corinthians 4:9 – Everyone who saw the disciples Galatians 6:14 – The earthy sensual pleasures of life Revelation 13:3 Some from every nation but not any believers John 3:16