6 comments on “Discernment Exercise – "God’s Amazing Grace"

  1. D. My Discernment Alarm went off and directed me to Matthew Chapter 7 where Jesus said something about a narrow gate and narrow road and that FEW are those who find it, whereas the broad road is traveled by MANY. So are they calling Jesus a liar? Or do they (like the Jehovah’s Witnesses) claim to have “new light?”Thanks for the post.-The Pilgrim from http://www.ReformationNation.netP.S. Check out a similar post test I posted: http://reformationnation.wordpress.com/2007/11/18/an-easy-kindergarten-lesson-in-discernment/

  2. D. Not all will recieve God’s grace. His Grace may be amazing, but not everyone will receive it, because not everyone accepts it.

  3. The author of the e-mail is neglecting to consider free will. God “is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9) The thing is, we have to repent. That’s on us. God doesn’t force us to repent, and he isn’t going to save anyone against their will. “Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” (Mt. 7:14)

  4. (D) Grace is a gift that MUST be accepted by each individual. If rejected, God cannot force the individual to accept it. So, the article portraying a message that is HIGHLY in conflict with the injuction given by the Bible that we should not take God for granted. 1. An individual must willingly and sincerely acknowledge that he or she is a SINNER in need of JESUS. 2. He or she must accept the gift of salvation by faith. He or she must start living a life that is in agreement with his or her confession of JESUS being THE LORD.So the conclusion is that GOD has the capacity to SAVE every living human being on EARTH. However, because He gave us FREE-WILL to make Choices, not every human being is going to choose GOD. So, John 3:16 is not the end of the story, we must also read John 3:18. It is a matter of individual choice.Thanks for the post

  5. Very good observations everyone. Here’s my answer…The article says that basically God sent Jesus to be the Savior of the world and that God must complete His mission because He is God. This is slick because if you don’t agree with them that the whole world gets saved, then you are saying God is a failure. And since that cannot be, then the author must be right and the whole planet gets saved. I think that is devious!!!!! He is also inferring that if everyone is not saved, then God’s grace is not so amazing.I wonder who Jesus is going to judge since the WHOLE world will be saved (universalism). Why do anything (pray, forgive, repent, love etc.) if we’re all going to be saved?

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