I love this 9/20/09 video. Words are lyrics I wrote to the music, not copyrighted. A teenager friend of mine wrote that music on a synthesizer. Makes me cry every time I hear it. Again, nothing's copyrighted. The 'stoplight' is Windows 95 stoplight.wmf and so too the Stop sign. Since you can't buy Windows 95 anymore, it seemed okay to use those two graphics. Vid came out much better in vimeo than Youtube, but the music doesn't stream as well. Download the original wmv, here: brainout.net/StoplightGospel.wmv .
For God's Election Decree is like a Stoplight. Believe in Christ, you go into Heaven. Don't even ONCE believe, & you are STOPPED from Heaven.
Contrary to the Calvinist insanity, Bible says God elected everyone in Christ in Eternity Past, Isa52:13-15, Ephesians 1. So Christ paid for and inherits everyone, Isa53:10-12, Isa45:23, (plus 'depart from me' verses where the Lord is speaking). But some elect against the will, so they don't go to heaven, but instead to hell. To elect against the Compact of God, you must never, during your entire life, believe Christ paid for your sins.
If instead you ever even ONCE believed He paid, you go to Heaven. You can't turn back the time you believed, so no matter how much you might later curse God, disbelieve in Him, become an axe murderer or whatever, you STILL go to Heaven. Because, it's a STOPLIGHT, God's Election. It doesn't depend on who YOU are, it depended on what CHRIST did. Maybe one day the legalistic, stupid, baby Christians will come to appreciate the FINALITY of God's Grace.
Lest you think this free trip to heaven -- and yes, it's permanent -- is a license to sin, take a gander at Colossians 3:25, Hebrews 10:36-39. You can't go to hell, but you sure can be punished, just the same. And oh by the way: when you GET to heaven, you'll have the same standards God does -- even if you spent all your life rejecting Him, down here. And when you GET to heaven, you'll ONLY, FREELY want to think as He does. And yet you'll have to live with knowing what you were like down here, forever.
So see: it's no picnic. Sin is an UNattractive thing. It hurts, too. The more you grow in Word, the more unattracted you'll be to sin. So far from a license to sin, the permanence of salvation is an inheritance to take very seriously, theme of Hebrews 2. So now you have a license to grow up in it, 1John1:9 and live on Bible, 2Pet3:18!