Both the vessels of mercy and vessels of destruction are predestined by their Creator since the foundation of the world. Do you agree or not?
Romans 9:22-23 What if God, wanting to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much long suffering the vessels of wrath PREPARED FOR DESTRUCTION, and that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, which He had PREPARED BEFOREHAND FOR GLORY,
The above Scripture (bold type) has served to highlight the fact that God has "prepared" (or predestined) the vessels of mercy and the vessels of destruction.
They have been "double predestined" long before God created this world.
Now, those vessels of mercy and the vessels of destruction are figurative labels used to represent entire NATIONS, because Paul was quoting the Story of the Potter and Clay in Jeremiah 18, when he wrote the Book of Romans chapter 9.
Consequently, we know that God has double predestined every single nation, either to be spared or to be destroyed, as may be the case.
God has double predestined every single nation long before He created this world.
Therefore, no nation can change its position in the Ontology of Salvation or Destruction, which is in accordance with Calvin's idea of Total Depravity and Irresistible Grace.
Thus, the idea of double predestination is clearly stated in v.22-23, which is loud and clear and irrefutable.
But what are your thoughts on this?
- SnowbirdLv 65 months ago
Do I agree or not? Of Course I agree with God's Word. It is irrefutable because God said it, so that settles it.
The Bible says "The solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: "The Lord knows those who are His, and let everyone who names the Name of Christ depart from iniquity." (2 Timothy 2:19)
- 5 months ago
Show me evidence of a creator.