1. Bruce Zittlow 5 years ago

    I fully addressed you point. Against WSC q.7 I would cite SD XI. The unpreached God is of no use to us. A third party gospel is no gospel at all. And the hidden God, we have nothing to do with.

  2. Bruce Zittlow 5 years ago

    The predestination of God is not to be sought in the secret counsels of God. It is only to be sought in the Word of God, which reveals it. But the Word of God leads us to Christ (indeed the entirety of the Word is about Christ). All are written and elected in him who are to be saved in eternity. This Christ calls all sinners to himself, promises them rest, and is earnestly wills that they should come to him and suffer themselves to be helped by him.

    The passage in Acts 4 says nothing about the eternal destiny of Israel, Herod or Pilate. It speaks only of the rage of the heathen in the prophecy which the apostles quoted in their prayer. We have nothing to do with the hidden God mentioned here.

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      Jason Mullett 5 years ago

      You didn’t answer my question or address my point. You said earlier “Predestination or election extends only over the godly.” I gave you a passage that points out that God also predestines events in time which demonstrates that your definition of predestination is incorrect and you did not address it. God has predestined all things and made all things even the wicked for His own glory (Proverbs 16:4, Romans 9:22-24). Election is particular and God lovingly choosing for himself a people who were by nature children of wrath like the rest of mankind. Predestination is God foreordaining whatsoever comes to pass (The decrees of God are his eternal purpose, according to the counsel of his will, whereby, for his own glory, he hath foreordained whatsoever comes to pass. WSC q.7) (Psalm 33:11, Isaiah 14:24, Acts 2:23, Ephesians 1:11-12)

  3. Bruce Zittlow 5 years ago

    The foreknowledge of God is distinct from predestination or the election of God. God knows all things before they happen. This extends alike over both the ungodly and the godly, but is not the cause of evil. Predestination or election extends only over the godly.

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      Jason Mullett 5 years ago

      Is Acts 4:28 about believers (the godly) or unbelievers? God predestines all things, not only the salvation of His elect.

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