- Dec 26, 2015
What exactly IS the topic of this thread?"Many" are called, out of that "many" , few are "chosen."
Well by the same token , the "many" are not all. The many are chosen out of a larger group who are not chosen, not called out.
Like I said in an earlier post, theirs alot to look at in regards to showing the evidence to properly come to this conclusion. It needs another thread about this specific topic.
But whether we agree on that or not shouldn't hinder the topic of this thread.
You asked if God has always called man to Himself.
This is your O.P. :
Nobody comes to Christ, unless the Father calls them.
I think most would agree, that this calling out from the Father is the beginning of the Salvation journey.
My question to the group, is could the Father call someone out ( say before the scriptures were available to the masses 15th century ) to respond in Faith, even though they have never heard of Christ or the good news of the Gospel?
Are you asking if the Father calls everyone or just some?
If so, the Father calls everyone....if He didn't....those from Romans 1:19-20 that were NOT called would have an excuse...and since NO ONE has an excuse it means EVERYONE that ever lived on earth has been called in one way or another.
19because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them.
20For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.
We know that God is a loving Father
1 John 4:8
8The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
We know that He wishes that ALL would be saved
1 Timothy 2:4
4who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
But, this salvation has a price to be paid
28“For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it?
29“Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him,
Now, a question for you.....
Does God love His creation?
How would He pick the few that are chosen?
Is it arbitrary? Or is there a plan?