Predestinated….

Because those whom he gave his first recognition he also foreordained to be patterned after the image of his Son, so that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.

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“We know that God makes all his works cooperate together for the good of those who love God, those who are the ones called according to his purpose; because those whom he gave his first recognition he also foreordained “predestinated,”  to be patterned after the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.”

Yet, to these same ones,2 Peter 1:10 says: “Do your utmost to make the calling and choosing of you sure for yourselves; for if you keep on doing these things you will by no means ever fail.” If the individuals were predestinated to salvation, they could not possibly fail, regardless of what they did.

Since effort is required on the part of the individuals, it must be the class that is foreordained. God purposed that the entire class would conform to the pattern set by Jesus Christ. Those selected by God to be part of that class, however, must prove faithful if they are actually to attain the reward set before them.

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~ by DJ Camstar on 05/07/2016.

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