Course Hero Logo

Why do we ask these questions basis time recipients

Course Hero uses AI to attempt to automatically extract content from documents to surface to you and others so you can study better, e.g., in search results, to enrich docs, and more. This preview shows page 14 - 17 out of 40 pages.

Why do we ask these questions: basis, time, recipients, purpose?Because these are going to be the issues that are going to arise later when welook at the most significant viewpoints on the doctrine of election, the Armenianand the Calvinist view.Election in the New TestamentEph 1:3-14Basis: Love (v4); God’s will (v5)At the root of God’s choosing is God’s willingIt pleases God to choose peopleTime: Beyond time, behind curtainRecipients: ChristiansPurpose: God chose us to be holy and blameless. Holiness andblamelessness is one of the goals that God has in mind for our election.Secondly, God has a goal to praise his glorious grace. God is doing Hiselecting for the purpose of having His grace magnified so that peoplewould marvel at His grace and give Him praise for it.Rom 8:28-30, 33Basis: Paul says for those God foreknew, He also predestined. God’s
foreknowledge is the reason or the basis for His predestination or itprecedes His predestination.Time: Predestination has the connotation of this happening before any ofus were ever in existence; in eternity pastRecipients: Open questionPurpose: Conformity to Jesus; our salvation (glorification = full conformityto the likeness of Jesus)Rom 9:6-29Basis: Before Jacob and Esau had done anything good or bad for somereason God preferred Jacob over Esau.Jacob I loved, Esau I hated.Jacob refers to the people of Jacob, and Esau refers to the people ofEsau (the Edonmites). God doesn’t tell us why.Time: We don’t know. Election happens in history, don’t know when, but ithappens before the two boys are born.Recipients: Choosing of a people, Israel. Choosing of Gentiles to becomea part of God’s family. Corporate election is primary, but individualelection is also in view.Purpose: God wants to make His power known. He wants to make Hismercy known. God wants to bring glory to Himself by making the riches ofHis glory known (v23). God’s purpose is to have the Jews and Gentilesbecome a part of His family. Salvation.Two historical interpretations of election:(1) Arminian (Jacob Arminius)Also known as the Conditional/Corporate Election viewMain points:(1) Election based on God’s foreknowledge of future faithGod in eternity sees who is going to believe in Jesus. Andthese are the ones that God declares to be His chosen.(2) God “chooses” that those who believe will be savedGod chooses the plan of salvation (not so much the peoplewho are going to be saved).God chooses that anyone who believes in Jesus will besaved.(3) Election is to service, not salvation
Why does God choose? God’s not choosing anyone sothat they can just be recipients of His blessing (salvation),rather God chooses the people/individuals so that theywould be a blessing to others (like Abraham and Israel).

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

End of preview. Want to read all 40 pages?

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Term
Fall
Professor
RuthEbeling
Tags
Fear and Trembling, New Testament, God in Christianity

Newly uploaded documents

Show More

Newly uploaded documents

Show More

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture