To say that only those chosen by God can believe is to ignore the plain teachings of the New Testament. If this be true, then Jesus’ commission to evangelize the world and the many pleas for lost people to believe in Him for salvation are meaningless.
Did Christ not teach us to stop and help our enemies rather than “pass them by on the other side?” (Luke 10:25-37) Yet, are we to believe God passes over most of his own enemies from the time they are born until the time they die? How can one reconcile this with the God revealed in Christ?
As hard as it is for a pastor’s wife to endure ministerial trials, it is even harder for her to watch her child suffer. So what can she do to help her children through the tough times in ministry?
The prophesied removal of the Kingdom from the nation of Israel is unquestioned. Commentaries are all over the map (mostly the wrong map) about the nature of the Kingdom which would be removed. This article focuses on the nation to whom the Kingdom will be given.