Ask The Preacher
People are always asking their “pastors” questions. Questions about everything from marriage to Bible doctrines. Here are some serious questions concerning bible truths that you should ask your preacher about.
If Christ died for everyone did He die as much for Judas Iscariot as for Simon Peter?
If Christ died to save everyone what happened to the souls who died before He came and died on the cross?
What did the Lord Jesus mean when He said; “I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me…” (John 17:9)?
What did He mean when He said; “But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep.” (John 10:26), and “…I lay down my life for the sheep…” (John 10:15), and “know my sheep and am known of mine” (John 10:14)?
Would you ask your preacher to answer these questions?
Christ the Lord gets no glory or honour dying for someone He cannot save.
Does He not save everyone because He lacks the POWER?
Is there not enough POWER in his blood to cleanse everyone’s sins?
When the Lord said; “All that the Father giveth to me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out” (John 6:37), and “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day” (John 6:44), who is it that is given to Christ? Who is it that comes to Christ?
“Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again…” (John 12:39). Who are these people who could not believe? Can you believe?
The Bible says, “As many as were ordained to eternal life believed” (Acts 13:48), and that “God has saved us not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began” (II Timothy 1:9).
Ask your preacher – “what does this mean”?.
Who are these people who were GIVEN GRACE IN CHRIST BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD?
If your preacher can’t answer these questions, ask the Lord to teach you.
Ask him – what does the Bible mean when it speaks of “Predestination”, of “Election”, of being Chosen in Christ “before the foundation of the world”.
READ your Bibles. Search to see if these things are so or not.
By Donald Bell