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Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Alan Gross, May 6, 2022.

  1. Alan Gross

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    Loved with an Everlasting Love by John Gill
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    The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee... - Jeremiah 31:3

    God's love to His elect is not of yesterday; it does not begin with their love to Him, We love Him, because He first loved us. It was bore in His heart towards them long before they were delivered from the power of darkness, and translated into the kingdom of His dear Son. It does not commence in time, but bears date from eternity, and is the ground and foundation of the elect's being called in time out of darkness into marvelous light: I have loved thee, says the Lord to the church, with an everlasting love; therefore with loving-kindness have I have drawn thee. that is in effectual vocation. Many are the instances that might be given in proof of the antiquity of God's love to His elect, and as it is antecedent to their being brought out of a state of nature. God's choosing them in Christ before the foundation of the world, was an act of His love towards them, the fruit and effect of it; for election pre-supposes love. His making an everlasting covenant with His Son, ordered in all things, and sure, on account of those He chose in Him; His setting Him up as the Mediator of the covenant from everlasting; His donation of grace to them in Him before the world began; his putting their persons into His hands, and so making them His care and charge, are so many demonstrative proofs of His early love to them; for can it ever be imagined that there should be a choice of persons made, a covenant of grace so well-formed and stored, a promise of life granted, and security made, both of persons and grace, and yet no love all this while?

    John Gill (1697 – 1771) was an English Baptist pastor, biblical scholar, and theologian who held to a firm Calvinistic soteriology.
     
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    Amen and amen!
     
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    sad to say, many today would reject this theology!
     
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    Greetings,

    Well actually Gill was just preaching the Gospel as written in the Lord's Word, not according to Calvin's word!
    Not familiar with Calvin's writings, Gill is just preaching the One True Gospel, we are saved by God's granting us the Grace to be convicted of sin, by the Holy Spirit, which causes us to grieve over our particular sin, which then leads us to repentance due to the working of the Holy Spirit, then the cleansing Blood which was shed forgives us our sin, and then washes those sins away, by the unction of the Holy Spirit, and then we are sealed unto Salvation forever, and ever.

    For me it has nothing to do with Calvinism, it has EVERYTHING to do with the One True Gospel of Jesus Christ and according to His Apostles, for the building of the Body of Christ, not built with the hands of man.

    Thank you for sharing.....
    The Lord bless you....
    In His Love....
     
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    Gill was a Calvinist though!
     
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    But Jesus says in Luke 22, at the Institution of the Lord's Supper, that He shed His blood for the sins of JUDAS!

    Regardless of the "tehology" of the reformed, the Bible does NOT agree with its conclusions on the salvation of sinners.

    I have said this countless times, John 3:16-18 DESTROYS most of TULIP!
     
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    John Calvin did NOT believe any limit to the Death of Jesus Christ, so anyone who says they are a "Calvinist", and believe in this false teaching, are NOT following John Calvin!
     
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    so God does the believing for the sinner? this is unbiblical nonsense!
     
  9. Alan Gross

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    nope

    nope

    nope
     
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    nope

    nope
     
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    nope
     
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    Calvin did not believe that there ware lost sinners who sins had been atoned for by the death of Jesus Christ
     
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    . NOPE to your OP! :Geek
     
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    We follow the teachings of Jesus and his Apostles, not Calvin!
     
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    Read his commentary on John 3.16
     
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    :Roflmao:Roflmao:Roflmao
     
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    Paul affirmed it in Romans!
     
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    read his institutes!
     
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    I'm going to say it is John Gill's.
     
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    Him too :Biggrin
     
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