Doesn’t God’s relationship with particular people change as a result of Christ’s work on the cross? D. Scott Meadows answers [Herald of Grace Mag]

I’m fine-tuning [re-programming] the Bapti-Bots now because somehow they missed reporting a site to us. The site is called “Herald of Grace” which is “An online Christian magazine, heralding God’s saving truth (2 Tim. 4:2)”. Contributors include Pastor David Chanski, Dr. Alan J. Dunn, Albert N. Martin, Pastor D. Scott Meadows, Pastor John Reuther, Pastor Noble Vater + more.

Below is a snippet of the first featured article from their site (mag):

Pastor D. Scott Meadows
Pastor D. Scott Meadows

D. Scott Meadows:

God loves His chosen people eternally—not just everlastingly, if by everlastingly we mean from a certain point in time and enduringly through a succession of moments without end. Rather, His sovereign love upon particular individuals whom He purposes to create and to save has no beginning and no end. “God is love” (1 John 4.8, 16). His love is not something added to Him, not even a long, long time ago. It is timeless and eternal. It “was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,” before “the beginning” (Gen 1.1), that is, before time, if we may so speak. It is this love that accounts for the Christian’s holy call in his or her life experience to return to God. That call to salvation is “not according to our works,” which are all sinful and unworthy, “but according to His own purpose and grace,” the outworking of His eternal decree, and the exercise of His sovereign prerogative to be merciful and gracious to whomever He will, and to harden or blind the rest (Exod 33.19; Rom 9.15-16, 18; 11.7-8).

Objections to this biblical doctrine abound. Many may be dismissed easily, but some are more difficult. A thoughtful question is, “Doesn’t God’s relationship with particular people change as a result of Christ’s work on the cross?” or possibly, “when they believe the gospel?”…

Loved Before Time Meadows

Read “Loved Before Time”.

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