Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life
- Jul 13, 2012
Sorry, I misunderstood your point. Only those saved (throughout time) are they whose names were written into the Lamb's book of life. They alone will become born again. God alone knows all of those names
Ths is a completely other point for discussion.
Contextually, “they” and “them” specifically refer to the ones Jesus spoke in parables to.
Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says:
Hearing you will hear and shall not understand,
And seeing you will see and not perceive;
For the hearts of this people have grown dull.
Their ears are hard of hearing,
And their eyes they have closed,
Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears,
Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,
So that I should heal them.’
But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear; for assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it. Matthew 13:13-17
Can you see that “they”, and “them“ refers to specific group of people that Jesus was referring to and not “people throughout time” but contextually whom Jesus actually spoke to in parables when He walked the earth.
IOW, the ones who are blind and deaf contextually refer to those Jesus spoke in parables to.
You are trying make those who are blind and deaf and do not understand apply all people’s who are not saved up until the present, because God chose them to be damned, when it only applies to those Jesus spoke in parables to.
Another classic example of taking scripture out of context to fit the Calvinist narrative.
Please stop doing this.