1. Blessings from the Dawn of Time


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    In Ephesians 1:3, Paul states that God has "blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenliness." In verse 4, the Apostle begins to unpack these blessings in terms of God's redemptive purpose. Where does the story of our redemption begin? Paul says it begins before the foundation of the world when God chose us in Christ. The blessings of redemption come to us from the dawn of time.

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    • Predestined to FREEDOM


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      BIBLE's definition of Predestination is DECREED FREEDOM FOR ALL, bad or good. Because TRUTH is Free. Good truth, bad truth, any truth, BECAUSE Truth. You have to be blind, deaf, and dumb not to figure it out. Guess some so-called 'theologians' are too tangled in their sophistic shoestrings, to recall that Truth couldn't be Truth, unless FREE TO OCCUR. Duh. CREDITS: The spam skit from Monty Python was on my Windows 95 computer, and copied here. I got permission to keep it on Youtube, so presumably that permission here would also obtain, since like there, this video is noncommercial. However, in deference to the Monty Python people, I didn't allow a Creative Commons license. You need to get their permission to use their part of the sound track. For everything else, you have my permission, and don't even need to cite me. File Name: PredestIndep.wmv, 7/2/09.

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      • Utility Bill Gospel


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        Answering critics of Once-Saved-Always-Saved and 'easy-believism', who instead pander Lordship salvation and must-repent-of-sins to be saved, etc. ad nauseam: Sin is like a utility bill, since you use God's Gift of Life in the wrong way. It's still a gift, but it wasn't meant to be used for sin, which thus turns the gift into an added cost. So even if you merely got mad when Windows crashed, when you stubbed your toe or were stuck in traffic -- you now have a bill to pay. Every sin, big or small, adds to the amount you owe. And you'll sin many times a day, for each day is frustrating. Problem is, you can't get the RIGHT KIND OF MONEY to pay that bill. Like, the drachma here (closest one I could find to 460BC): http://www.bmimages.com/resultsframe.asp?image=00031097001 Legal tender for Infinite God, can't be paid by finite man, who only has human 'money'. So only GOD can pay this bill, whether it's a small bill, or a big one. So, His Son Contracted to also become Human and GET Divine Thinking Currency in His Humanity (provided by the Holy Spirit) -- which poured out on the Cross when your sins went into Him for payment. So your sins were paid by His Thinking, Hebrew words 'b'daato yatsdiq, tsadiq av'di l'rabbim' (best translated, 'By His Truth Knowledge My Righteous Slaveson Makes the People Righteous') in Isaiah 53:11. That was the contract for paying sin, Isaiah 53:10. So salvation is a matter of WHAT KIND OF MONEY is acceptable as Legal Tender, in order to have an eternal relationship with God. Only Christ's Thinking is Legal Tender. Man tries to pay the utility bill with his own money, instead. God refuses man's illegal tender, as shown below. MAN'S MONEY: 'Oh, I gotta clean up my act to be saved!' GOD's MONEY: Impossible and unacceptable, per Isaiah 64:6, Romans 4:1-2, 5:12 MAN'S MONEY: 'Oh, I must repent of sins to be saved!' GOD's MONEY: No, you must repent of unbelief, John 16:9, Mark 1:15, all Hebrews 3. MAN'S MONEY: 'Oh, I must make Christ Lord, surrender my life to Him to be saved!' GOD's MONEY: No, God surrendered HIM on the Cross for you, Isaiah 53:10-12, John 3:16. MAN'S MONEY: 'Oh, if I later sin some big sin or deny Christ after I had believed in Him, I was never saved in the first place/lose my salvation!' GOD's MONEY: No, Christ died before you were born, so ALL your sins are prepaid, Isa 53:10-12 and 2Cor 5:21. No, you cannot turn back TIME, so cannot turn back either His Work on the Cross, nor your own initial faith in Christ, Genesis 15:6, John 3:16, Eph2:8-9, Acts 16:31. (Hebrew and Greek tenses denote permanent salvation effects the moment that initial belief occurred.) No, you cannot lose salvation, GOD holds you in HIS Hands, John 10:28-29, Isa 49:8, Heb 1:14. What you can lose instead, is reward atop your salvation: 1 Cor 3:11-15, Galatians 3:22, James 1, Revelation 3, Heb 4:11-13, 5:11-6:15, 10:29-39, many other passages. MAN'S MONEY: 'Oh, but believing is too easy!' GOD's MONEY: It wasn't easy on Christ, Who is the only Legal Tender for Payment, Isaiah 53:5-6, Acts 4:12, 1Tim2:5, Heb 2:9-10, 5:8-9. Salvation is an inheritance: a Testamentary Will for the sake of the Beneficiary, John 6:27-40, 10:28-29, end Heb 1, 2:9-11, 9:15-18, 10:5-10, Gal 3:13-26. So a Beneficiary can only reject or accept: rejection means the inheritance payment is refused, Heb 3; but the offer stays open as long as you are alive, Heb 4. MAN'S MONEY: 'Oh, you must have a heart belief, a saving faith, a committed faith!' GOD's MONEY: No, you simply believe, which is a mental function, same as any other belief function, meaning of Hebrew verb aman and Greek word pisteuw, both translated 'to believe' everywhere in Bible. It's the OBJECT of faith, that matters. If you do not believe in Christ alone for salvation, then you claim the OBJECT for salvation is something besides Christ. (To say you must have a certain AMOUNT or KIND of faith ADDS a condition of something YOU do. So you are not saved.) MAN'S MONEY: 'Oh, you also must believe Christ is God, that He rose from the dead, to be saved!' GOD's MONEY: No, you must believe HE PAID for your sins, to be saved, John 3:16, 6:51. That was the contract -- payment -- Isaiah 53:10-12. Whatever else you believe about Him has other pre- or post-salvation import, but is not the inheritance contract of salvation which requires your consent, else you don't inherit. File Name: UtilGospelRemix.avi, 11/28/2013 remix with band filter frequency at 2495, steepness 9; compressor at -96 threshold, 35 ratio, 299 RMS, 0 post-amplify. No edits, original file UtilGosp.wmv of 1/3/10.

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        • God Elects Sons!


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          This video was originally posted 09/28/08 as part of a basic Youtube playlist on How God Orchestrates Time. The Youtube video is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzIUVWLgYP0 . Some might prefer the clearer Vimeo copy of this same video, for download. So, here it is. Video traces the Parental God Wants Sons theme of Bible (stated baldly everywhere, but most notably in Isaiah 53:10). Frankly, on first blush it's too much to believe, hence this almost cartoon-y, format. For obviously if true, we're talking the biggest political gambit of all history, the over-arching drama story of life.. and that's scary. So, one is inclined to reject the idea. Understood. On the other hand, the accounting for what Bible really means versus all the nonsense claimed of it, should be clearer and more apt, if this is its story. Now, is that story, HIS story? History? You decide. Original video description, follows below. ============== The TRUE Doctrine of Election in the Bible starts and ends with the Election of Christ, and is entirely based on Foreknowledge. For if it were not foreknown Christ would freely succeed at paying for sins, then creation -- including, creation of the angels -- could never have been justified. So throw out all that Reformation junk about supra- and sub- and infra-lapsarianism. All is instead, based on Christ. So all is free to be what it is, good or bad, since Christ was foreknown and thus Decreed, to freely succeed, Isaiah 52:13-15, Isa53:10-12. As my pastor liked to quip, "The Decree of God is His Holy, Wise, and Sovereign Purpose, comprehending AT ONCE all things in their causes, conditions, successions and relations, and determining their certain futurition." Notice how there's no compromise with freedom, and Foreknowledge is fully online. For, Love is the Integrity of God, and God Loves Truth -- you know how many Bible verses there are on that. Well, Love must be Free, and Truth must be Free, so the Decree is for Free Truth to exist. Which means, if Christ Freely grows IN the Truth (and He was foreknown to do so, to BECOME the Way, Truth and Life) -- then 'sons' can be made from Him. Sons if perfect, or imperfect, still the task is the same -- grow them in His Thinking. So sin is rather secondary to the purpose, a glitch to be resolved at an enormous cost, surely -- but that same sin only furnishes more opportunity for His THINKING to be bigger, still. That's why He's Bigger than all the angels put together even in His Humanity, theme of Hebrews 1 (which my pastor stressed often). See how sin is but leverage to produce better thinking in Christ and therefore us? See why Paul has to talk as he does, in Romans 6-8? LEVERAGE is God's Decree, Isaiah 54:1. So learn and live on Him! Worksheet pics come from http://www.brainout.net/GeneYrs.xls . The original video is much clearer, and can be downloaded here: http://vimeo.com/brainout/godelectssons This video summarizes the Thinking Series, starting at http://www.brainout.net/Thinking.htm . It's a comprehensive 'audit' of God's Son-Making Plan from eternity past to eternity future, showing how it balances to Bible. Shorter novel format (only five chapters finished so far), http://www.brainout.net/PDR.doc . It reads most easily in Print Preview fullscreen, 2-page view. Here's the pdf version: http://www.brainout.net/PDR.pdf.

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          • "Has God Rejected Israel" Romans 11:1-10, 04-29-12AM


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            Pastor Alexander S. Campbell Paul says, "God has not rejected His people."

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            • "Reprobation's Explanation" Romans 9:14-24, 02-19-12AM


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              Pastor Alexander S. Campbell God gives mercy to whom He desires...

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              • Things God Hates


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                One of the most disruptive doctrines that has destroyed whole denominations, starved more missionaries off the field and has sent more sinners to hell, is the wrong stress on the beautiful Doctrine of Election. This book exposes the truth about Hyper-Calvinism.

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                • Resting In Grace Episode 6: Viewer questions on the doctrine of election and what it means to be saved.


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                  Pastor Mark answers viewer questions, dealing with such topics as the doctrine of election and what it means to be "saved".

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