How Do These All Relate to People?

Pre-Appointing Believers

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Author's Bias | Interpretation: conservative

Fulfilling God's plan of recovering mankind and re-establishing His kingdom.

Obedient (Elect): Adopted as God's sons and glorified when Jesus returns






God's Plan


Response with disobedience (Non-Elect)

Predetermine (predestine)

Predestine describes the certainty of God's sequence of election, timing and outcome. Just as God has a predetermined plan for events, He has a predetermined plan for Believers. For example, when Paul says:

For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified. (Rom 8:29-30)

Paul informs us that God foreknows who will respond positively to His call to obedience.

Paul knows of God's promise to Abraham: of all the peoples of the earth, God chooses to be God to those who chose to have faith in Him. (Gen 17:7)

Paul assures us that those with the faith of Abraham are determined beforehand to become like His Son Jesus, entitled to all the privileges and inheritance of a son. (Eph 1:5-11)

Those who chose to disobey and remain unholy are predestined to be removed from the presence of the holy God. (Rev 21:1-8)

Pre-appointed to be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ, Believers were called to be His holy people to serve with a purpose, justified and glorified; it is God's predetermined plan of sanctification from start to finish.

Series: The Doctrine on Salvation
How Do All These Relate to People: Responses to the Call

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