Who Chose Who First?

Matthew, Mark, Luke & John: Session 22

            One of the more fascinating discoveries in modern science has been the discovery that TIME ITSELF is a physical property which is part of our creation. Among everything else, God created space/time. Isaiah described God as someone who "inhabits eternity." Dr. Chuck Missler likes to point out that "God isn't someone with lots of time on his hands. He's outside the dimensionality of time altogether!" If you were to envision all of human history written on a timeline, you'd have to put God outside the timeline overlooking the past, the present and the future from a single vantage point hovering above and over the entire timeline. This solves a very controversial paradox: Jesus made it very clear on more than one occasion that all who voluntarily come to Him, will be saved. This is a free-will, voluntary act of faith on our part. God saves us after and only after we choose him, and not before. But later in Paul's letter to the Ephesians, we're told that we were chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world. So who chose who first? The answer to that question depends upon which side of the time-domain your asking.





1 Hour 4 Minutes
June 18, 2010


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SESSION NOTES
MATTHEW
MARK
LUKE
JOHN
RELATED PASSAGES
The 5000 Who Were Fed Seek Jesus Out The Next Morning.John 6:22-25
Jesus Tells Them, "I Am The Bread Of Life."John 6:26-35Exodus 16:11-35
Exploring The Paradoxes Of Salvation Due To Our Imprisonment Inside Linear Space/Time.

            (a) Being Led To Christ
                 IS NOT The Same As Accepting Christ.

            (b) Being Drawn To Christ
                 IS NOT The Same As Being Given To Christ.

            (c) Those Who Accept Christ Are Given By The Father To His Son
                 Before The Foundation Of The World.

            (d) What Happens First Depends Upon The Observer's Position
                 (Inside or Outside) The Space/Time Domain.

            (e) The Eternal Security Debate:
                 "Whoever Comes To Me, I Will By No Means Cast Out."

            (f) Jesus Claims Full Responsibility For Our Salvation
                 "Of All That He Has Given Me, I Should Lose Nothing."

            (g) "The Last Day"
                 & Addressing The False Doctrine Known As "Soul Sleep".

John 6:36-44Ephesians 1:3-4    1st Peter 1:19-20    2nd Peter 3:9    1st Thessalonians 4:13-18
"Whoever Believes In Me, HAS (Present Tense) Eternal Life."John 6:45-47
The Bread Of Life VS The Manna.John 6:48-51
Jesus Offers Up His Flesh & Blood As Food & Drink For Eternal Life.John 6:52-59
The Doctrine Of Jesus' Flesh & Blood Atonement Causes Many Disciples To Permanently Turn Away.John 6:60-66
...But None Among The Twelve.John 6:67-71


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