Called According to His Purpose – Continued (Election Podcast #2)

Click here to listen to part 2 of our Election series!

Hello and welcome to the podcast!

Last Tuesday we started our new series based on the decree of the Election and Calvinism in general. Today we are taking a slight detour in our study by adding another piece of text to give us a deeper understanding of what we are studying.

The book that I am adding to our study is Biblical Doctrine by John MacArthur. This is a very deep book covering a vast amount of different Biblical topics, spanning almost 1000 pages. The section we will be using for this Tuesday podcast is titled, ‘The Decree of Election”.

This section of the book is going to give us a very deep understanding of where John MacArthur is coming from in his belief of the Election and Bible passages to back the belief up.

Today we research the passages Ephesians 1 :4-6 and Romans 8 :28-30.

…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, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. Ephesians 1:4-6

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified. Romans 8:28-30

We go over the passages we did on last Tuesday’s podcast, but much more in depth. I also discuss my experience drinking straight cod liver fish oil and try to tie it in to salvation.

God bless!



Episode 17 – Admiring God’s Creation, 1John 2:1-2, Calvinism

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-I go on a long discussion about admiring God’s creation while seeing a nest of baby birds at work. What a blessing to live on this Earth. I will also dive a little deep into the spirituality of Ben Shapiro and his sharing of the article discussing how Octopus eggs fell from space and planted into the Earth.. that is how we got Octopus on the planet. And people say were are nuts for believing in a young Earth and Noah’s Ark? Sheesh.
-Our next study of 1John brings us to the first two verses of the second chapter. We discuss these verses, go over MacArthur’s notes, and discuss my future plans on studying the election on this podcast. MacArthur dives a little bit into the election with the second verse in this chapter, which may lead us into a wormhole studying the election after we go through 1John. I have grown to really love this book of the Bible and feel like it may take us longer than previously thought to go through it.
-I have been listening to Soteriology 101 and Dr. Leighton Flower’s beliefs against Calvinism and why he eventually left that belief for free will. I have found this podcast to be very informative and I would suggest that you all listen to his recent podcasts where he plays his debate with Dr. James White. I found it very informative and I was pleased to hear the two of them come away still viewing each other brothers in Christ Jesus. If we do not come away with this result after every debate with fellow believers, then we are not debating correctly!
God bless.