Believe In The Lord Jesus Christ,
And Thou Shalt Be Saved !!!
Ephesians 1:4-5 - 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:
John 15:16 - Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and [that] your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
Romans 8:28-30 - And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose.
Revelation 13:8 - And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
2 Thessalonians 2:13 - But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
2 Timothy 1:9 - Who hath saved us, and called [us] with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
John 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.
Romans 9:16 - So then [it is] not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
Acts 13:48 - And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.
Ephesians 1:4 - 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:
Mark 13:20 - And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.
Matthew 22:14 - For many are called, but few [are] chosen.John 6:37 - All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
Luke 10:22 - All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and [he] to whom the Son will reveal [him].
John 17:9 - I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
Mark 13:27 - And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.
Ephesians 2:8-9 - For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God:
John 10: 23-28 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch.
Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.
Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me.
But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
There is no contradictions between the "whoever believes" concept, and "chosen before the foundation of the world " concept. The 2 are teaching by the same God whom we know is perfect and clear!
Therefore we must reconcile both concepts. It's easy: Anyone who believes that the Lord Jesus is God dreseed up with flesh , blood, and bones and that his death, burial, and resurrection (+ nothing) is sufficient to get him into heaven is elect of God!
No man can come to me ( Jesus) except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. John 6:44
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