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  • If God is For Us...
    • faith (no login)
      Posted Nov 9, 2007 6:59 PM

      In the 8th chapter of the book of Romans, the apostle Paul speaks about the whole concept of salvation. He writes about this beginning in the 29th verse, saying: "For whom God foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover, whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified." But then notice what he says in 31st verse, where he asks this question: "What then shall we say to these things?"

      These "things" that Paul is talking about are the things that he had just enumerated: God's foreknowledge, and the predestination (the fact that God had predestined how salvation and reconciliation would be accomplished for each soul that obeys and abides in the words of His Son), and the fact that we have been called, and we have been justified...and glorified... Paul emphatically asks: "WHAT ARE WE GOING TO SAY TO THESE THINGS??? ...and here is the answer:

      "If God is for us, who can be against us?"

      In the context of Romans, chapter 8, the apostle Paul wants us to think about the things that God has done for us and continues to do for us; especially when it comes to the salvation of our souls. And he wants us to think about these things in comparison to the misfortunes and the difficulties that we may have to go through - to understand that there is NOTHING that can defeat God's purpose for us, if we maintain our faith in Him. For he says: "Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us" (Romans 8:37).

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