The Gift of God is Eternal Life !

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  1. savedbymercy

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    A much quoted scripture, but not many understand is Rom 6:23

    23For the wages of sin is death; but the Gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    Most deceived souls think that this Gift of Eternal Life through Christ is an offer of eternal life with conditions, even though most would agree that death as the wages of sin is not an offer, men receive death through adam without it being offered to them or made available. Just as death is not an offer but that which God Sovereignly imputes, so likewise the Gift of Eternal Life is not a Offer but something God Sovereignly Imputes Because of what Jesus Christ accomplished for all whom He died and redeemed from Death. Just a being born dead in trespasses and sins is the result of Adam's sin for all he represented, so being born again is the result of Christ's Work of the Cross. The Gift of God through Jesus Christ is not a offer, but it is a New Birth, A Spiritual Birth out of Death Eph 2:5

    5Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved)

    The New Birth of all Christ died for and rose again merits to them this Gift of New Birth James 1:18

    17Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

    18Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

    This Good Gift, and Perfect Gift is from above ! Jn 3:3,7

    Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

    Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

    Now the word again as in born again in vs 3,7 is the greek word anĊthen and means:

    from above, from a higher place

    a) of things which come from heaven or God

    2) from the first, from the beginning, from the very first

    3) anew, over again

    This same word is translated above in James 1:17

    17Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

    So this Good and Perfect Gift from above is to be Born again or to be Born from Above. This begins in time the Gift of Eternal Life through Jesus Christ for everyone He died for ! Adam brought them death, and to be physically born into this world spiritually dead, without spiritual life, But Christ's Death, Burial and Resurrection for all whom He represented brings a Birth from above a Gift ! You see a person has no choice to make on whether or not they will be born, because they did not exist !

    The New Birth is the first communication of Eternal Life, which is the Gift of God !
     
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    Savedbymercy...

    I was right with you, until you got to that Calvinism error.

    God saves, by grace, through faith alone...the "whosoever wills"

    God does not save, and produce robots. He saves living, breathing people who have the ability to choose...

    I set before you this day life and death, blessings and curses,...choose life.


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    Good for you. You got it right this time.
    The gift of God is eternal life; the gift of God is NOT faith; but eternal life.
     
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    Just as everyone Adam was a federal Head unto received a communication of death, a sin nature, so likewise, everyone Christ was a Federal Head unto receives a communication of Life, Eternal Life, by His Resurrection from the Dead. 1 Pet 1:3

    3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

    This being begotten again is not a result of a man exercising Faith, or Believing, but its a direct result of Christ's Resurrection from the Dead. Notice it says, according to His abundant mercy, hath begotten us again ! Thats what James means in James 1:17-18

    17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

    18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

    Both writer's credit God the Father for the Begatting. Peter says The God and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, James says the Father of lights !

    Where the Spirit gives Life, that Life is brought Forth by the Word of Truth, the Gospel.

    The Spirit Gives Life to all who have Christ's Righteousness imputed to their Charge, all who have Christ's imputed to their charge, are all whom God imputed their sins to His Charge !

    They receive the Gift of Righteousness Rom 5:17

    For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ )

    All this was to show that the Gift of God [Eternal Life] through Jesus Christ, is not a offer for men to receive or reject, but its a communication of Spiritual Life, a New Birth, thats what the Gift is. Just as the wages of Adam's sin was a communication of death,Christ's Death reversed that for those He died for, that they receive as a Free Gift, a communication of Eternal Life by New Birth !
     
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    >The gift of God is eternal life; the gift of God is NOT faith; but eternal life.

    Right! has nothing to do with "inviting Jesus into one's heart." Conversion is the human response to being regenerated.
     
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    Bzzzzz. ((Fail))


    Conversion is Gods response to faith in Christ
     
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    Then we can force God's hand, cause God to do something. If so, humans are more powerful than God.

    Or can God refuse to respond to a person's faith in Christ? Such as a death bed conversion? Are there such things?
     

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