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From: H Dickmann
To: old man joe
Date: 2007-04-01 13:57:46
Subject: Re: There are but two kinds of people on earth... Romans 9:18

From: "H Dickmann" <herpem{at}bigpond.com>


"old man joe" <not{at}home.com> wrote in message
news:lp3v03tc2rfnvc0kqi3g2r3f1h566j1tee{at}4ax.com...
>
>  " So then He has mercy on whom He desires, and He hardens whom He
> desires. "  Ro. 9:18
>
>
> *************************************************************

Yes, God hardens to the false preachers, to the swine that preach a gospel
of hate, even hating the Mother of Jesus. It is not to late, you still can
repent.





>
>  make no mistake about it, the Christ hater; the Atheist; the
> Evolutionists; the cow worshiper; the Virgin Mary worshiper and
> everyone else God calls " swine; dogs; unreasoning animals " and such,
> have not been shown mercy... these, God " hardened. "
>
>  so what does it mean when God says He " " hardens "
whom desires " ?
>
>  the English dictionary defines ' harden ' exactly as the Greek
> dictionary defines ' harden. '  ( the Bible is it's own dictionary and
> the Bible student must always be cautious when consulting any other
> source as to the meaning of the words God uses in His Word...
>
>  the elect agree with the prophet when he says, " The sum of Thy Word
> is Truth " Ps. 119:160.  it is not written so of Webster's Dictionary
> or Strong's or Thayer's or the Pope or Ellen G. White, or the
> History Channel or the Pentecostals claiming their ' tongues ' are
> God's Word, or Charles Darwin, etc; etc. )
>
>  Webster defines ' harden ' as :
>
>  1. a : stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing  ( as in Joh. 8:43,44 )
>
>      b : hardened in feelings.  ( as in Joh. 5:40 )
>
>  2. resistant to persuasion or softening influences.
>      ( as in Joh.3:19 )
>
>     when the Bible says in Ro. 9:18 that  " He hardens whom
> He desires, "  it does not mean God makes man a sinner... Heb. 3:13
> defines the source of man's hardening is caused by " the deceitfulness
> of sin " which man freely chose to do by way back in the Garden of
> Eden... we are all born with the sin of Adam ( yes, even the Virgin
> Mary )
>
>  God's hardening of someone as meant in Ro. 9:18, the chapter of
> which speaks to the Sovereignty and power of God over man in election,
> simply illustrates again that God does the choosing of man in election
> ( v.10 - 13 ) and by passing over someone for election unto eternal
> life thus God, by His Sovereignty and impartiality, is said to
> " harden " whom He desires... He simply passes them by for salvation
> leaving them to themselves to continue on in obedience to Satan...
>
>  whom all men freely chose to do in Adam, in the first palce.
>
>  this rubs the flesh of the Fundamentalist Universalist Arminian the
> wrong way... ( Ro. 9: 10-13 ) that salvation is entirely out of their
> hands and is entirely in God's hands because their Creed of worldly
> wisdom is built upon the sovereignty of man.  taking the glory for the
> doing from Jesus Christ and boasting they saved themselves is the
> gospel of Satan... who's been trying to remove Christ from the glory
> due Him since the Garden.
>
>  these have adopted Satan's gospel and actually believe ( assent )
> it and preach it.  as long as these get at least some of the glory for
> helping Christ save them, they're happy... just like Satan.
> but thanks be to God in Christ that " salvation belongs to the Lord "
> Ps. 3:8
>
>  when God ' hardens ' someone it's simply the result of man's own
> doing and God's unwillingness, for reasons known only to God, to leave
> that person to himself... passing him by for mercy.
>
>  because man hardened himself by " the deceitfulness of sin " ( Heb.
> 3:13 ) when he freely chose to obey Satan in the Garden rather than
> God, who forewarned him not to take from the Tree and eat, and because
> God's election to salvation is strictly His business ( Ro. 9:10 -13, )
> one can understand then how time and time again in Exodus, as the
> apostle refers to it ( v. 17, ) that God " hardened " Pharaoh's heart
> so that he will not let the Israelites go " except under compulsion. "
>
>   interestingly enough, before Moses ever reached Pharaoh, Jesus
> Christ, who is The Angel of the Lord Himself, the One who spoke to
> Moses from the burning bush, ( Jg. 13:18 cp. Ps. 139 cp. Ex. 3:2 ) was
> told that He would ' harden ' Pharaoh's heart ( Ex. 3:19 - 4:21 ) so
> that by so doing, the Great Name of God would be proclaimed in all
> generations... as it is to this day.  Ex. 9:16 cp. Ro. 9:17
>
>  just as God forewarned Adam before he spurned God, so did Pharaoh,
> who was also forewarned before he spurned God.  Ex. 5:1,2
> the deceitfulness of sin in man spurns the gospel today as well...
> 2 Cor. 4: 1-4
>
>  that Pharaoh, being self-inflated with all the pride of his
> glamorous life style as king over such a land as Egypt still is to
> this day, should be approached and commanded by the Lord God through
> what Pharaoh perceived as a horde of nobodies, was simply too much to
> ask...
>
>  much as John the Baptists call from God to baptize was perceived by
> the Pharisees.
>
>  the pride that goes before a fall is all that is needed as the means
> to prove ' handedness ' in the hearts of reprobates... as God uses the
> evil in man as the means to further His purpose... Acts 2:23.
>
>  though God causes His rain to fall on just man's farm as well as on
> the reprobates farm,  the just man counts this grace as a gift of God
> while the reprobate accredits such to evolution, exposing those who
> have been shown mercy and those who are hardened.  1 Joh. 4:6
>
>
>
>
>
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>
>
> " and as many as had been appointed to eternal life, believed."
> Acts 13:48

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