Favorite Verse and Why

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On this thread we are listing our Favorite Verses and Why they are so significant to us. Please no wandering off topic.

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WHO Are CHOSEN By God?

“For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction. . .” (1 Thess. 1:4-5, NIV).

While there are those who teach that everyone in the world is chosen by God “to be holy and blameless in his sight” (Eph. 1:4) or to become His adopted child, the passage above shows that we know God has chosen you, if the gospel message “came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit...”

As we also read in 1 Thessalonians 2:13, “And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is at work in you who believe. “

We know that God has chosen us, if we accept the gospel “not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the word of God…” and we believe – “with deep conviction.”

And not everyone believed and would believe. For not ALL are chosen.

"Yet I will
rejoice in the LORD,
I will take joy
in the God of my salvation"
(Habakkuk 3:18, ESV).




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