Richard Duke–Many are called but few are chosen. Audio

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What does it mean when Romans 8:28-30 when God states: “God predestines man then calls him, but Jesus said “many are called but few are chosen?”  One must look at the Scriptures to determine what being chosen means.

But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth. 2 Thessalonians 2:13.

1 Peter 1:1-2
who are chosen 2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace [b]be yours in the fullest measure 2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in the fullest measure.

Being saved is a process beyond the day we were first saved and born again–

Philippians 2:12-13.
12 So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling; 13 for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.

Revelation 17:14.
14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

John 15:19

If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

(Sanctification is to a one-time event. Jesus become the source of eternal salvation through obedience. Obedience is not a one-time event.)

SEE:

Called and chosen; or not chosen: the Bible

 

John 15:19: If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

 

We’ve taken the cross out of salvation and offered its benefits

 

Continuous Conversion–by Oswald Chambers

 

If any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His (Christ)

 

Who is most of the New Testament written to? The answer may surprise you.

 

Why is the gospel taught but the gospel of the Kingdom not taught?

 

 

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