"Deep calls unto deep"

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  1. Skandelon

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    Psalm 42:7 says, "Deep calls unto deep." Only a call from the depths has the power to enable a response from the depths.

    The gospel is one such call.

    As AW Tozer said, "The yearning to know what cannot be known, to comprehend the incomprehensible, to touch and taste the unapproachable, arises from the image of God in the nature of man. Deep calleth unto deep, and though polluted and landlocked by the mighty disaster theologians call the Fall, the soul senses its origin and longs to return to its source.”

    I believe this deep, spirit wrought call of the gospel appeal is the means God has chosen to call unto deep and thus is the enabling power of which Christ speaks in John 6. It should be noted that the gospel wasn't sent into the world (for all to hear it) until following his resurrection..."But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself." -Jesus
     
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    Very well stated. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    I am surprised no one else has responded.
     
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    I didn't respond because I don't see what this verse has to do with the gospel call.
     
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    Psalm 42:1 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

    2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?

    3 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?

    4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.

    5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.

    6 O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.

    7 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.

    It sounds to me like God's way of conversing with His creation, through their soul/inner man.
     
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    Sounds like someone who was regenerated by the Spirit of God. :thumbsup:
     
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    I agree........
     
  7. Skandelon

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    Me too. :thumbs:

    John 20:31:
    But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
     
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    Me three! :)
     
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    I believe that looking at verse 7 a correct interpretation is very unlikely. Reading it in context may give a different meaning IMHO.

    Psalm 42:6-8

    King James:
    NIV


    The Message:
     
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    Calvinists don't want to engage at this point because it undercuts the very foundation of their system.

    If the GOSPEL is God's means to enable every man to be reconciled, which clearly the bible teaches it is, then their whole house of cards comes tumbling down. They need for the gospel to lack sufficient power to enable a response for their system to work, but even a elementary survey of the scriptures reveals that the gospel's revelation is more powerful than man's depravity. This is why the lost stand WITHOUT EXCUSE. If God's revelation of Himself is insufficient to enable a response then lost mankind has a perfect excuse.

    Question: "Why didn't you believe in me?"
    Answer: "You didn't grant me faith."

    Question: "Why didn't you love me?"
    Answer: "Because you never loved me."

    Question: "Why didn't you repent?"
    Answer: "You never enabled my heart to repent."

    Question: "Why didn't you understand?"
    Answer: "You never granted me understanding."

    Question: "Why didn't you choose me?"
    Answer: "You never chose me."

    What better excuse is there than that? The truth is that mankind rebells in the face of God's longing to gather them and his 'holding out his hands to them' and his genuine desire for them to repent. (Rm 10:21, Matt. 23:37, 1 Peter 3:9) And their rebellion in the face of God's choice to save them, his love for them, and his enabling grace is what makes their rebellion all the more deserving of condemnation.
     
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    Now, this is what I call a trifecta.....
     
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    Interesting.
     

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