If God has already chosen his people, why preach the gospel?

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.”

Ephesians 1:3-6

Yea, verily, we who are Jesus’ sheep have been his since before the foundation of the world.

So, why, then, did God make those who are not his sheep, if he knew they would not make it into his kingdom?

As it is written,

“The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.”

Proverbs 16:4

And again,

“Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?

Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,
Even us, whom he hath called
, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?”

Romans 9:19-24

Of a truth, there is very much that could be said about this matter…but suffice it to say that God will be glorified in the destruction of the wicked, just as he will be in the salvation of the righteous; and both are necessary in order to have a holy nation of righteous men and women who will have served him in the midst of trials and tribulations, and shown ourselves worthy to serve him in his kingdom.

If there were no wicked men, then from whence would the trials of our faith come? or patience? or how would we learn to overcome?

And so, then, if God has chosen his own, why do we need to preach the gospel?

Well, as it is written again:

“But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)

Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)
But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

Romans 10:6-14

 

We who are Jesus’ sheep were born under the curse of Adam’s sin (Romans 5:12); and therefore blind and dead in trespasses and sins as we lived out our existences in the darkness.

 

And so Jesus said to Nicodemus, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3)

The word of God is the seed of life (Luke 8:11, 1 Peter 1:23) that brings forth life out of a dead soul.

“The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul”

Psalm 19:7

And when the word of God comes to the children of God, deep calleth unto deep, and we are born again.
Now, we can see the kingdom of God, and we begin to serve him; first by obeying his gospel (Acts 2:38) to wash us from our sins and fill us with his Spirit, and then abiding in that same word daily, and walking according as he leads us, so that we may go on to inherit his holy, everlasting kingdom.

Amen.

Blessed be the name of the LORD!

For a video teaching on the subject of predestination:

https://youtu.be/v6IE8Ejx4y0

2 Responses

    1. Greetings, my friend, and thank you for writing.

      In answer to your query, the people behind gotbiblequestions.org are Christians.
      According to the testimony of the scriptures, a Christian is a disciple of Jesus Christ (Acts 11:26, 1 Peter 4:16). We are baptized in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, and filled with his Holy Spirit (John 3:5, Acts 2:38-40, Titus 3:5, 1 John 5:8, etc…); and we abide in his word and obey him, because he is our Lord.

      We do not belong to any denomination, because no denomination belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ.
      Our Lord Jesus Christ only has one church, and she is that holy bride which is called by his name. (Ephesians 3:14,15)

      The gotbiblequestions.org website originated from the heart of a Christian who was grieved in his spirit by the terribly erroneous and antichrist teachings on a very popular website called gotquestions.org; and so it was placed on this Christian’s heart by the Holy Ghost to create a similar website, but one by which the truth of God’s word could be set forth before all the nations, to counteract the evil and wickedness that has been perpetrated by the former.

      “…he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the LORD. Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?”
      (Jeremiah 23:28,29)

      If one investigates a bit into the gotquestions.org website, one can see that the information that is offered there is written exclusively by theologians; and that is precisely why there is so much confusion and deception there; for it is written of that wicked generation:

      “For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear. 
      But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.”
      (Isaiah 28:11-13)

      Theology is a form of witchcraft which is cast as a spell by twisting and perverting the word of God through the purposeful and repetitive misuse of words and phrases in foreign languages, in order to convince the victim to believe and teach doctrines that are foreign to the word of God. It is a powerful tool used by the Jesuits of Rome, and it is employed in Jesuit institutions called seminaries.
      It is in the Jesuit seminaries that false Christians (be they Catholic or Protestant, it makes no difference) are inseminated with lies and confusion, and are bewitched so that they imagine that the scripture says things that it doesn’t say, and that they are free to “re-translate it” as they see fit, to accommodate antichrist doctrines that are contrary to the doctrine of Christ.

      They learn in seminary to deny the doctrine of Christ, and the gospel of Christ, to explain away the power of God and his gospel, and to teach lies and confusion from the pulpits of denominational churches.

      And these are the doctrines of devils that have been spread to the nations by the website “gotquestions.org” for over a decade.

      So, God Almighty placed it in the heart of his people to create a website with a similar name, but with true teachings from his holy word, to combat against the darkness of Rome and her theologians, and to bring souls out of the darkness and into the light where God Almighty dwells.
      Amen.

      I hope this gives you clarity regarding your questions, and we are here to serve you in the gospel of Jesus Christ our Lord.
      May God Almighty bless you as you abide in his word.

      Sincerely,
      GBQ

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