Paul wrote: "I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some" (I Cor. 9:22). Paul knew better than anyone that it is God who saves and not Paul. Luke, Paul's companion, wrote, "And as many as had been ordained to eternal life believed" (Acts13:48). Is there a contradiction here? Contradiction, no; mystery, yes. Paul said, "Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men" (2 Cor. 5:11). Jesus said, "No one comes to me except the Father who sent Me draws him" (John 6:44). And yet He said to preach the Gospel to "every creature" (Mark 16:15). Jesus said "many are called but few are chosen" (Matt, 20:15). But divine election doesn't relieve us of our duty; We're to use every art, all our knowledge and skill, and every method to persuade sinners, and happily leave the outcome to God. All for Jesus, Richard
sept. 21st: red cross blood drive 2-7pm
sept. 30th: John Hodges memorial Red cross blood drive
In-person gathering for worship only Resumed Sunday, May 17.
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