CAN WE BE CHARGED?

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Sunday Morning:January 18, 2004

Text: Romans 8:33-34"Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. 34. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us."

REWARDS FOR GOOD AND EVIL

Romans 2:6-9"Who will render [pay, reward] to every man according to his deeds: 7. To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory (reward) and honour (reward) and immortality [incorruption, (reward)], eternal life (the reward): 8. But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation (reward) and wrath (reward), 9. Tribulation (reward) and anguish (reward), upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;"

JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST

2 Corinthians 5:10-11"For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive (a reward for) the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad [evil]. 11. Knowing (the judgment for evil) therefore the terror [fear] of the Lord, we persuade (saved who are called) men; . . ."

POPULAR TEACHING

Romans 8:1"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."

NO JUDGMENT NOW

Romans 8:1"There is therefore now no condemnation [sentencing] to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."

WORKS OF THE FLESH WILL BE MANIFEST

Galatians 5:19-21"Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20. Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21. Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God."

EVERY MANíS WORK WILL BE TRIED

1 Corinthians 3:13-15"Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. 14. If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss [receive damage]: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by [through] fire."

SHALL NOT COME INTO CONDEMNATION

John 5:24"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth [present active] my word, and believeth [present active] on him (the Father) that sent me, hath [regardeth] everlasting [age] life, and shall not come [present middle] into condemnation [judgment]; but is passed [perfect active, has passed] from death [thanatos] unto life."

THE KEY WORD, BELIEVETH

John 3:18"He that believeth [present active] on him is not condemned [present active, being judged]: but he that believeth [present active] not is condemned [perfect passive] already, because he hath not believed [perfect active] in the name (the Word of God, Rev 19:13) of the only begotten Son of God."

WHO WILL CHARGE THE ELECT?

Romans 8:33-34"Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. 34. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us."

 

CALLED AND CHOSEN

Matthew 22:14"For many are called, but few are chosen [elect, called out]." (the few)

WHO ARE THE MANY?

Matthew 22:14"For many are called, but few are chosen."

NOT ALL OF THE SAVED

2 Timothy 1:9"Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,"

THE CALLING

1 Thessalonians 2:12"That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory."

THE MANY

Romans 12:5"So we, being [the] many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another."

IS THIS THE FULL TRUTH?

Romans 8:33-34"Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. 34. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us."

THE ELECT DENIED

2 Timothy 2:9-13"Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound. 10. Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal [age] glory. 11. It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: 12. If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we (the elect) deny him, he also will deny us: 13. If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself."

WHAT CAN HAPPEN

Luke 12:43-45"Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. 44. Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath. 45. But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;" (we can know that we are called but not elect)

LIVE LIKE YOU ARE OF THE ELECT

2 Peter 1:10-11"Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: 11. For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ."

MAKING YOU CALLING AND ELECTION SURE

2 Peter 1:4-7"Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 5. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6. And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 7. And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity [love]."

PAUL MADE HIS CALLING SURE

Philippians 3:10-15"That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death [thanatos, in the garden]; 11. If by any means I might attain unto the [out] resurrection of the dead (those that perish). 12. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow [pursue] after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. 13. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14. I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 15. Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you."