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    Election, Evangelism and the Golden Chain of Redemption

    Covering Scriptures in Matthew 11 and Romans 8:28-30, here's a 27 minute teaching I did on Divine election and how it relates to evangelism, as well as what is referred to as the Golden Chain of Redemption. - JS

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    Posted by John Samson on January 8, 2013 04:07 PM



    I liked watching that.

    Although I am having a struggle with one bit in that portion from Matthew 11:28 and your emphasis on the evangelistic call, "all". I believe you are overstating that there?

    I don't see that as a catholic call, or a universal "all" call. I do agree that we must fulfill the mandate to bring this witness to "every" creature for a witness and then the end shall come (Mat 24:14. But I am not convinced that what you have ascribed there to the word "all" in the verse is accurate.

    I would go indepth with verses to make my case if you want?

    Having said that I do want you to know it was a delight listening to you exegete the Word. There is a perpiscaciousness that comes out of you making plain the meaning of election and to the end our certain and sure glorification!

    Thanks for your kind words Michael. I am more than a little surprised that my comments on Jesus saying "Come to me all..." would in any way be controversial. The point I was making was that these words of Christ represented the call of the gospel - come to Christ all who recognize their need of Him - and this call in no way violated His previous words that reveal that truth is hidden from some and revealed to others. Election and evangelism were in no way a contradiction to Jesus.

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