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Before The Arminian Doctrine…
Hello and welcome to the podcast! Today on our fourth week of “The Decree of Election” podcast series we are focusing on the Arminian Doctrine. Today’s reading will be from pages 498 – 501 of John MacArthur’s Biblical Doctrine.
Before we begin discussing Arminianism, we are finishing “The Basis of Election”. The highlight of this section is from Deuteronomy 7:7.
“It was not because you were more in number than any other people that the LORD set his love on you and chose you, for you were the fewest of all peoples” Deu 7:7
There was nothing that Israel did to deserve God choosing them. It was solely from God and God alone that they were chosen.
“It is because the LORD loves you and is keeping the oath that he swore to your fathers” Deu 7:8
Throughout our studies it shows that we are chosen by God and His Will alone. There is nothing that I have done to deserve salvation. There is also nothing that I have done to deserve salvation over another individual.
“just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will” Ephesians 1:4-5
It is by God’s Will alone that I have been saved. He predestined us for adoption. What an amazing feeling to be saved and adopted before the foundation of the world! What an amazing God that we worship.
Arminian Doctrine of Conditional Election
For the remainder of the podcast we are focusing in on the Arminian Doctrine. We will be reading the entirety of Dr. MacArthur’s discussion.
This text will be distinguishing the major differences between Calvinism and Arminianism.
If you believe in free will, this will be a podcast highlighting the difference in beliefs. This podcast will highlight the reason we believe in the election!