Not elected or Not Chosen

People always get flustered by the doctrine of election. I do not dwell on this. Nor do I even share this with other people until they are in the circle. To be chose is Grace. To be chosen is God’s mercy and pleasure.

Many people choose to give the reason that they are not called by God… Therefore they will not be saved. Can I say that it is because you choose not to believe therefore you are not chosen? But Because you believe… You know you are chosen. Therefore on order to know if we are elected, u believe first in God and perservere for this is the great mystery.

Do not let the unknown to hinder us from the salvation of God… But instead cling on by faith to the saving grace of Jesus. 

Case 1:
Jn 6.44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

It had been argued that I am not elected or chosen therefore I will not be saved.

The parallel to this illustration is as if a person is dying in a burning room and choose not to cry out for help.

Remember what Jesus said.

7 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

18 ¶ He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

Similarly the fire dept did not send their fireman so that the people will be burnt to death. But that the people through the fireman may be saved!

He that believe on the fireman is not doomed, but he that believe not in the fireman will be doomed to a fiery end, because he refused to believe in the saving capability of the fireman.

Therefore he who believed in the fireman will be saved from the fiery end, similar to our saving faith in Jesus, who call upon His name shall be saved.

Case 2:
An even simpler scenario. Despite all the calling and rewards beyond comprehension to be a fireman. Despite knowing the risk that without fireman skills presumably, u will surely die in a fire, and family too. You still refuse to be a fireman. It’s pretty certain that you were never called to be a fireman coz yiu rather die in the fire than to be one.

Case 3:
Interesting. I got this from today’s 2015.1.4 devotion on the same topic! Rejecting Christ..

Daily Bible Readings in the Life of Christ by J.R. Miller 

REJECTING CHRIST 

He came unto his own, and his own received him not. JOHN 1:11 

THE picture represents Christ coming with infinite grace to those He loved, and to His own people, only to be rejected by them and turned away from their doors. This was one of the saddest things about the Saviour’s mission to this world. He was the God of glory and of life; He came to bring heaven to earth: but when He stood at men’s doors and knocked, the doors were kept closed upon Him and He had to turn and go away again, bearing back in His hands the precious gifts and blessings He had brought and wished to leave. 

We say the Jews, “His own,” were very ungrateful to treat their Messiah in this way; and also that their rejection was a terrible wrong to themselves, for they thrust away in Christ the most glorious things of heaven and eternity. But how is it with ourselves? Christ comes to us; He is continually coming. His hands are full of blessings; He has eternal life to bestow. Do we receive Him? Is it not true of us that He comes unto His own, and His own receive Him not? Do we really take from the hand of Christ all that He offers to us? Do we not daily grieve Him and rob ourselves of blessings by declining what He brings? 

Especially do we reject Christ often when He comes to us in the garb of pain or sorrow. Many times the blessings He brings to us then are the very richest and the most precious in all His store. But how many of us receive Christ as gladly, and take the gifts from His hand as cheerfully and gratefully, when He comes in grief or suffering, as when He comes in the garb of joy or worldly prosperity? Why should we not do so? Can we not trust His love and wisdom? He never sends pain unless pain is best. He never chastens unless there is a blessing in chastening. 

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~ by ymsim on 2016/01/04.

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