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Salvation Is A Choice Made By Man, Not God

(Rom. 9:11,13) “For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth; As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.” Because of the above verses many a Bible scholar have concluded falsely that God choses some men to be saved and others to be damned. Alluding to the fact that He chose Jacob in the above verse over Esau in the book of Genesis, and Israel over Egypt. What a sad commentary to believe that we are nothing more than pawns in the chess game of God, where we have no choice of salvation nor any choice in changing or determining our future and eternity.  Oh listen, the above verses teach us that God is sovereign and that He can do what He wants, but that He also is bound by His Word. God would not teach here that the fate of some is set by God’s will and then tease man later in scripture and say that we do have a choice or freewill in the matter. No, His Word teaches all men that “whosoever will may come,” and that “He desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”  God hated the heart of Esau because he chose the world over God, while Jacob had a heart after the things of God. Therefore, if any man dies and goes to Hell, he goes there of his own free will because in life he chose to reject God’s plan of salvation. God’s only crime is being omniscient, knowing beforehand who will be saved and who will not.

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