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The Plan All Along – With Great Predestination Comes Great Responsibility (Ephesians 1:3-6)

Ephesians 1:3-6 - With Great Predestination Comes Great Responsibility


Paul opens his epistle with a song proclaiming the magnificence of God’s salvation and the responsibilities that result from it.


Ephesians 1:3-6     John 14:20-21     John 17:20-22     Acts 16:31     Romans 8:1     Romans 10:9-10     Romans 12:2     Ephesians 2:3     Ephesians 5:19


Calvinistic doctrine, interpreting Ephesians 1:4, would suggest that chosen people were in Christ before the foundations of the world. Paul said in Romans 16, ‘Greet Andronicus and Junia, my fellow Jews…they were in Christ before me.’ How can that be true if His choosing in Christ happened in eternity past?
Paul wrote in Romans 8, ‘There is now no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus.’ But Jesus said, ‘Anyone who does not believe is condemned.’ So, if Calvinistic doctrine is to be believed, a person who is chosen from eternity past but not yet a believer is simultaneously condemned and not condemned.

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