Monday, April 10, 2017


Have you ever heard a preacher say, "God can save whoever He wants to?" The problem with that kind of preaching is it leaves questions unanswered. What about those that God says, He will not save? Did Jesus and the apostles teach God's terms for pardon and then say, "Of course, God can save whoever He wants to?" No, they did not.

John 8:24 "Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins." (NKJV)

Jesus did follow with a modification by saying, "Of course, God can forgive anyone's sins that He chooses."

John 3:5 Jesus answered, "Most assuredly , I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. (NKJV)

Jesus did not say, "You must be immersed in water to enter the kingdom of God, however, God can save whoever he wants to."

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. (NKJV)

Jesus did not modify John 14:6 by saying, "Of course, God the Father can provide as many ways to Himself as He wishes."

Mark 16:16 "He who believes and is baptized  will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.(NKJV)

Jesus did not say, "He who believes and is baptized will be saved, however, God can save those who reject water baptism and do not believe, because God can save whoever He wants to."

Ephesians 5:1-5 Therefore be followers of God dear children.....5 For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.(NKJV)

The apostle Paul did not modify his position by saying,  "Christians can continually live an unrepentant sinful lifestyle, because God can offer an inheritance, in the kingdom of God, to whoever He wants.

Can Christians who sin be forgiven? Of course, but Christians have not been issued a licence to sin.

The real question is, do men have the right to offer modifications to God's word where none exist?

NOTE: Did you ever hear a preacher preach the gospel terms for pardon and modify it by saying, "Of course, God can send anyone to hell that He wishes?"  

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