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did Christ die for all?

Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by massdak, Oct 4, 2003.

  1. massdak

    massdak Active Member
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    Oct 27, 2002
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    first i want to tread carefully with this issue, i am somewhat unsettled with this issue. but if Christ died for all sin that would include unbelief and while we were still in unbelief Christ died for those who he foreknew (His elect) my question maynot be answerable, if Christ died for everyone's unbelief then that would insure universal salvation would it not? it is apparent that those who believe do not have this special virtue to believe on any merit of their own unless God gives it correct? if anyone believes that they heard the gospel and according to the wooing of the Holy Spirit choose of their own free will and not resisted as some others would, then they were very spiritually smart while the stubbornness of others were not so smart, does any one believe this?
    my belief is that God draws His elect and drawing is not wooing. otherwise the word woo would be used instead of draw.

    i do believe that Christ died so everyone is invited to come, yet only those who God draws will hear the calling. i know it is a contradiction but i believe it.
  2. Frogman

    Frogman <img src="http://www.churches.net/churches/fubc/Fr

    Jan 15, 2001
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    Dear Massdak,
    I don't know if that is a contradiction or not, no man knows any of the elect, therefore the gospel is commanded to be preached to all. I agree with you that the drawing of the elect is not a wooing, not a courtship, it is the effectual drawing of the elect by the Holy Spirit. And I believe in line with Ps.110.3 that in the day of his power his people will be made willing.

    I guess this is hard to understand for some, but this is how I believe it.

    God Bless
    bro. Dallas [​IMG]
  3. Dr. Bob

    Dr. Bob Administrator

    Jun 30, 2000
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    This discussion rightly belongs in the Calvinism Forum, which was established for subjects focusing on the doctrines of Grace.