Romans 5 verse 18

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throughfaith

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18¶Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
Does any one have a verse where the free gift unto justification of life is an exclusive gift ?
The verse says the free gift is unto ALL MEN . A gift has to be recieved .
All the mentions of ' gift ' in Romans 5 is in relation to it needing to be received. This receiving is not passive but active .
Romans 5 makes clear that the free gift of justification is available and unto all . ALL can receive . Jesus reconciled ALL . ALL can believe. ALL can be saved .
 
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I think it's a worthy question to ask.

In a sense, the offer of Salvation is exclusive by way of the "Elect." The Doctrine of the Elect is about those chosen specifically by the Lord, before the creation of the world, to receive His Holy Salvation.

2 Thessalonians 2:13 CSB - "But we ought to thank God always for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because from the beginning God has chosen you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and through belief in the truth."

Ephesians 1:4 KJV - "According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love . . ."
 

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I think it's a worthy question to ask.

In a sense, the offer of Salvation is exclusive by way of the "Elect." The Doctrine of the Elect is about those chosen specifically by the Lord, before the creation of the world, to receive His Holy Salvation.

2 Thessalonians 2:13 CSB - "But we ought to thank God always for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because from the beginning God has chosen you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and through belief in the truth."

Ephesians 1:4 KJV - "According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love . . ."
' The doctrine of elect ' is just a calvinistic term . But its not of course found in the bible that way . We have the word ' elect ' ( ect ) Which when we see it in context, it simply means -to 'service ' calling and purpose, not to salvation. (Isa. 42:1; Acts 9:15; Rom. 11:28).
People were not chosen ( individually) before they existed . Again this is Calvinism. No where does it say ' chosen to be saved / to salvation . This is a belief first
 
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' The doctrine of elect ' is just a Calvinistic term. But it's not of course found in the bible that way. We have the word ' elect ' ( ect ) Which when we see it in context, it simply means -to 'service ' calling and purpose, not to salvation. (Isa. 42:1; Acts 9:15; Rom. 11:28).
People were not chosen ( individually) before they existed. Again this is Calvinism. Nowhere does it say ' chosen to be saved / to salvation . This is a belief first
Perhaps you are right. :)
 

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The Bible says that God wills for all men to be saved. The Apostle Peter wrote, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (II Peter 3:9).
 

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The gift requires faith...

Romans 3:21-22 (KJV) But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
 

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Does any one have a verse where the free gift unto justification of life is an exclusive gift ?
One does not isolate a verse and then try to understand it. In Romans 15:18 it is
stated that the gift of eternal life is offered freely to all men. But other verses make it clear that this gift is received only by those who obey the Gospel, which means repentance toward God and faith towards our Lord Jesus Christ.
 

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Perhaps you are right. :)
I am not a calvinist. I need to make that clear first.

It is written, that the names of the children of the kingdom are written in the lambs book of life.

Rev 20
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Rev 21
27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

Now, if there are names written from the foundation of the world, are not the children of the kingdom predestined?

It is also written, that Jesus His Pre-Eminence said our hair is numbered. This is not pointing to our hair indivisually, but he is talking to the body of Christ, meaning the hairs are the "heirs" of the kingdom. Another Example of where HE spoke to the church as the body was where HE said: What shall iot profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his soul?

What about this?

Romans 8
29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

And this:

Jeremiah 1
5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

The GOD of the Spirit of the Prophets predestines HIS children. And HIS children are known and numbered. That means there will be a time where procreation is no longer needed, as the GOD will have sent all the children of the kingdom into the earth.
 

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One does not isolate a verse and then try to understand it. In Romans 15:18 it is
stated that the gift of eternal life is offered freely to all men. But other verses make it clear that this gift is received only by those who obey the Gospel, which means repentance toward God and faith towards our Lord Jesus Christ.
I wasn't advocating universalism. The verse is simply saying that the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. The gift has to be received
Which I think your saying also. What did you think i was saying ?
 
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I am not a Calvinist. I need to make that clear first.

It is written, that the names of the children of the kingdom are written in the lamb's book of life.

Rev 20
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Rev 21
27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

Now, if there are names written from the foundation of the world, are not the children of the kingdom predestined?

It is also written, that Jesus His Pre-Eminence said our hair is numbered. This is not pointing to our hair individually, but he is talking to the body of Christ, meaning the hairs are the "heirs" of the kingdom. Another Example of where HE spoke to the church as the body was where HE said: What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his soul?

What about this?

Romans 8
29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

And this:

Jeremiah 1
5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

The GOD of the Spirit of the Prophets predestines HIS children. And HIS children are known and numbered. That means there will be a time where procreation is no longer needed, as the GOD will have sent all the children of the kingdom into the earth.
Thanks for the teaching!
 

throughfaith

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I am not a calvinist. I need to make that clear first.

It is written, that the names of the children of the kingdom are written in the lambs book of life.

Rev 20
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Rev 21
27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

Now, if there are names written from the foundation of the world, are not the children of the kingdom predestined?

It is also written, that Jesus His Pre-Eminence said our hair is numbered. This is not pointing to our hair indivisually, but he is talking to the body of Christ, meaning the hairs are the "heirs" of the kingdom. Another Example of where HE spoke to the church as the body was where HE said: What shall iot profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his soul?

What about this?

Romans 8
29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

And this:

Jeremiah 1
5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

The GOD of the Spirit of the Prophets predestines HIS children. And HIS children are known and numbered. That means there will be a time where procreation is no longer needed, as the GOD will have sent all the children of the kingdom into the earth.
Names are written since FROM the foundation . We are conformed at glorification which is what Romans 8.23 says we are predestined to . No one is predestined to be converted .
 

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Names are written since FROM the foundation . We are conformed at glorification which is what Romans 8.23 says we are predestined to . No one is predestined to be converted .
The names written in the lambs book of life are of the children of the kingdom. No tare's name is there. This was predestined for all the children of the kingdom only. That is why only those whose names are written in the lambs book of life will be resurrected unto life. It was written and set, it is not changed later, GOD cannot make mistakes.
 

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The names written in the lambs book of life are of the children of the kingdom. No tare's name is there. This was predestined for all the children of the kingdom only. That is why only those whose names are written in the lambs book of life will be resurrected unto life. It was written and set, it is not changed later, GOD cannot make mistakes.
Which verses please . You say stuff as if that's what the bible says ?
 

Yahcubs777

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Yes I believe that verse .
It is true. And Jesus His Pre-Eminence also said the tares will be cast into the fire as chaff, and the wheat shall be reaped.

All the names written in the book of life are of the children of the kingdom only. And these were written from the foundation of the world.
 

throughfaith

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It is true. And Jesus His Pre-Eminence also said the tares will be cast into the fire as chaff, and the wheat shall be reaped.

All the names written in the book of life are of the children of the kingdom only. And these were written from the foundation of the world.
Yes since from the first person to today names are written in . Not before we existed. Thats Calvinism/ Arminism