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A Particular Commentary On Matthew 22:14 – For Many Are Called But Few Are Chosen

Posted by Job on October 29, 2008

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Matthew 22:14 For many are called but few are chosen

It contains a link to this good teaching as well:

Romans 11:5 The Election of Grace

8 Responses to “A Particular Commentary On Matthew 22:14 – For Many Are Called But Few Are Chosen”

  1. Election by grace = election by obedience?

    I think not. Grace is grace. Unmerited favor. Obedience has NOTHING to do with it. We ought to thank God that obedience has nothing to do with it…otherwise we’d all be toast(for all our righteous deeds are filthy rags (Isaiah 64)

  2. Job said

    Steve Martin:

    Not election by grace = election by obedience. That is Pelagianism, salvation by works. The writer was stating election by grace = election to be obedient. Jesus Christ says that if you love Him, keep His commandments. The writer was stating that only the elect will have the ability to do so, and that ability will come from being Holy Spirit empowered. Thank you.

  3. Job,

    “The writer was stating election by grace = election to be obedient.”

    Got it! Thanks!

    I don’t think I agree with that either.

    I think I would say that election by grace = election to be justified.

    “While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” “At the right time, Christ died for the ungodly.”

    After we are chosen, do we become obedient? In one sense ‘no’…and in one sense ‘yes’. Not obedient of works…our performance…Lord knows better than that and we ought to also. But obedient of faith. True obedience is trusting the Lord, and His promises.

    They asked Him what it is to do the will of the Father? Jesus answered, “Believe in the One whom He has sent.”

    I think I get it now. Thanks very much!

  4. Yemi said

    Have u seen this?
    http://wonkette.com/403920/jesus-people-pray-that-false-idol-will-save-gods-economy

    http://www.cbn.com/700club/guests/bios/cindy_jacobs102008.aspx

  5. Job said

    Steve Martin:

    Looks like we are replaying the age old tensions between Lutherans and Reformed. All things are through grace and faith – with grace being spiritually prior for faith cannot come but by grace – but the same is true that faith without works is dead. Obedience is not perfect, for the church will not be perfected until its Head Jesus Christ returns (so says the book of Hebrews) but for the elect and by grace works in the absence of perfection are works still, so for the elect imperfect obedience is counted for obedience just as the very imperfect Abraham believed God and it was counted to him for righteousness.

  6. John Kaniecki said

    Yemi,

    Hi hope you are well.

    Very interesting stuff.

    Love,

    John

  7. I am the original author of this article and I am thankful this blog owner has found it to be worthy to be included on his site as well. I have read a few of the comments here and I wanted to make a few things clear.
    The election of grace is not the election of God. The election of God occurred when the elect were chosen before the foundations of the world, and yes, this election is purely grace, for not one deserved it or earned it.
    The election of grace is not exactly based on works either. Instead the election of grace is an election of those who are able to hear and understand the gospel.
    I think a very important aspect that is not included within this article, but can be found in many other articles from my site is the two perspectives concerning the inheritance of eternal life. Ephesians 1 explains this in detail. We were predestinated unto the adoption of children, and as a result of this we were also predestinated to be heirs of the Father. At regeneration we obtain (are bequeathed) this inheritance, which is reserved for us in heaven. But what good does this do us in heaven? Not any good. So God has provided a way for us to take possession of this eternal life in our present state here on earth. That way is by faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and the earnest of our inheritance is the Holy Ghost.

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