Unconditional Election: What is Reformed Theology? with R.C. Sproul



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Upon what condition did God elect sinners to salvation? Was your positive choice for the gospel the basis for your election before the foundation of the world? Was God’s choice based on your foreseen choice? Simply put, did God choose you because you first chose Him? Would God be unfair if He chose some to salvation and not others? In this message, Dr. Sproul helps us understand this hard, yet biblical doctrine as he looks at “Unconditional Election.”

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24 thoughts on “Unconditional Election: What is Reformed Theology? with R.C. Sproul

  1. One verse refutes Calvinism. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus, that WHOSOEVER, BELIEVETH in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    First John 2:2 And He is the propitiation for our sins, and not ours only, but for the sins of the whole world. First Timothy 2:4 Who would have all men be saved and come unto the knowledge of the truth. The Gospel. First Corinthians 15:1-4 That Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures, that He was buried and rose again on the third day, according to the scriptures. When we believe that gospel, and that we can never be condemned again, John 3:18 We are given the seal of the Holy Spirit and eternal life. Ephesians 1:13-14.

    Galatians 1:7-9 Though we or an angel from heaven preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let them be accursed. As we said before, so say I again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let them be accursed. RC is a wolf in sheep's clothing according to Matthew 7:15-23. Preaching a false gospel of works salvation. Romans 11:6 Romans 4:5 and Ephesians 2:8-9.

  2. You see sin is like a CANCER that contaminates its host and kills him (spiritual death), WE ARE ALL CONTAMINATED WITH THIS CANCER CALLED SIN.ARE YOU TO SAY THAT JEHOVAH GOD HAVE THE CURE (JESUS CHRIST) FOR THIS CANCER CALLED SIN AND HE CHOSE SOME TO GIVE THE CURE TO AND THE OTHERS, WHO SUFFER FROM THE SAME CANCER, GOD JUST IGNORE THEIR CONDITION AND JUST ALLOW THEM TO SUFFER WITHOUT A CURE?.That is not my Jehovah God nor is the Gospel by which I was saved and SET FREE from the CANCER OF SIN BY JESUS CHRIST!!!!!!!!!!!!.

    You see dear Calvinists it is NOT A MATTER OF JEHOVAH GOD BEEN FAIR OR NOT NOR IS IT ABOUT GOD'S SOVEREIGNTY.IT IS A MATTER OF JEHOVAH GOD'S CHARACTER AND ABOUT HIS MERCIFUL/LOVE DRIVEN DISPOSITION.DEAR CALVINISTS GOD CAN NOT DENY HIMSELF TO PLEASE YOU AND JOHNNY CALVIN!.

  3. I consider Calvinists as modern day Pharisees who want to dominate the Christian landscape and to consider themselves an elite chosen group (JUST LIKE HITLER DID IN GERMANY WITH HIS SUPREME RACE ELITIST PROPAGANDA).They want the whole CHRISTIAN CAKE and nothing less.That is why CALVINISM claims the promises given to the Israelite by Jehovah God (given through Abraham) as their own.Calvinists wants ALL the attention from God and ALL God's blessing for themselves and no one else.I call it the ME, ME , ME COMPLEX , IT IS ALL ABOUT CALVINISTS AND NOTHING ELSE.

    Calvinists reminds me of a certain PROUD/ARROGANT , SMART AND ELITIST creature who wanted to ascend to where ALL MIGHTY JEHOVAH GOD DWELLS and seat in God's throne and rule over God's Kingdom!.He thought he deserved that honor because he was THE ANOINTED CHERUBIM CHOSEN TO LEAD THE ANGELS CHOIR IN PRAISE TO JEHOVAH GOD. Do you have an idea who am I referring to?.I will give you a hint, he is the SPIRIT who inspired Augustine of Hippo and Johnny Calvin to come up with their heretical views and teachings.

    If it were to be even possible Calvinists would throw the 12 chosen Apostles of Jesus Christ out of heaven and replace them with Johnny Calvin and Co.THEY ARE VERY HUNGRY OF POWER (DOMINANCE IN ALL THAT RELATES TO JESUS CHRIST CHURCH AND JEHOVAH GOD AND HIS PROMISES) , RECOGNITION (HOW SMART THEY ARE) AND ATTENTION (IT IS ALL ABOUT THEM AND NOTHING ELSE) AND THEY WON'T STOP UNTIL THEY GET IT NO MATTER THE COST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. The Institutes are an extensive read. The majority of professing Christians won't ever read it yet swear by it. And since there is so much material in Calvin's writings do reformists like Sproul disagree with anything Calvin wrote or should we just go ahead and canonize Calvin's literature?

  5. Jesus loves you all and is coming soon! ❤️ if you haven’t repented and turned from sin and accepted Jesus as Savior believing He died and rose again for you, today is perfect and scripture says that today is the day of salvation!!

  6. If Unconditional Election is true, then there was absolutely no reason for God to give human beings a freewill or to make human beings free moral agents! In other words, we are nothing more than robots when it comes to God. Those who are the elect, have been programmed to respond to Him. And those who are not the elect, have not received the necessary programming.

  7. I hope R C is in heaven. A lot of head knowledge, but I just never saw God’s Holy Spirit in him. If unconditional election is true then the elect would/ will have no problem quoting the verse in scripture that shows they are called and they are the elect.

  8. I would like to know more about this. I've never heard of it before but it makes complete sense to me. When God called me, it was very similar to how Jesus appeared to Paul on the road to Damascus. I had no intention of changing or living my life for God and within a split second my life was 100% different. I always wondered why God did that for me because i've never heard of that happening to anyone else, it always seems to me that people struggle really hard on their way to coming to Christ and it was effortless for me… now it makes sense! I am honoured that he chose me. It's so crazy.

  9. I think a lot of times we try to express using human language what our spirit understands about God. God's word is not contradictory, however, the human mind cannot fully comprehend the ways of God. Therefore, it seems to our minds that God's word contradicts itself. For example, when God told King Hezekiah that he would surely die and not recover it seemed the end. Yet, King Hezekiah prayed to the Lord and received additional 15 years. I think it's important to understand that we cannot explain all the ways of God. The same Jesus who said no man can come to me unless my Father in Heaven draws him to me is also the same Jesus who said whosoever come, let him come. So, as believers we need to learn how to hear from God in our spirit man and once our spirit man understands God's truth then it will no longer looks contradictory. Romans chapter 9 was not part of the Bible that I frequently went to when I was a baby Christ follower. After walking with the Lord over 20 years I now have no fear of Romans chapter nine because God has revealed it to me and my spirit man gets it even though my brain cannot explain it. Thank you Father.

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