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The lesson on August 6, 2017 was part 24 of “The U, V and W of Right Division”.  Wayne opened up with some comments on current events, recognizing the failure of socialism and communism in Venezula but the moved onto Covenant Theology looking at the Covenant of Redemption, and how the Calvinist build their doctrine on, particularly around their five points represented by TULIP.  These are: “Total depravity”, which means all people by their own faculties are morally unable to choose to follow God.  “Unconditional election” asserts that God has chosen from eternity those whom he will bring to himself not based on their free choice. “Limited atonement”, this implies that only the sins of the elect were atoned for by Jesus’s death.  “Irresistible grace”, asserts that the saving grace of God is effectually applied to those whom he has determined to save (that is, the elect) “Perseverance of the saints”  asserts that since God is sovereign and his will cannot be frustrated by humans or anything else, those whom God has called into communion with himself will continue in faith until the end. Right Divison is the answer to all of these points and rejects everyone of them.  Wayne takes us through key scriptures that refute what these points are claiming.  The scripture reading was from Ephesians 1:1-14 KJV

“1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus: 2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: 4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. 7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; 8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; 9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: 10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: 11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: 12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. 13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, 14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.”




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