|Eternal Life, the crown
of life is
God's gift to those who love Him and it is given through
the Lord Jesus Christ. Thus,
Eternal Life is in Christ Jesus because it is only to Him
that God gave authority over all people so He will give Eternal
Life to as many as God will give to Him.
But many people have a wrong notion
on who will be saved and given Eternal Life. Let us continue our study of the
scriptures so we may come to know the truth and understand who
are these people whom God will give to Christ so they maybe
given Eternal Life.
sets apart the godly for Himself
Are there people whom God will set apart
In Psalms 4:3, this is
that the Lord has set apart for Himself him who is
godly; The Lord will hear when I call to Him. (NKJV)
YES, the Lord sets apart
for Himself him who is godly.
How will the
godly people be set apart by God?
In John 6:44, this is
can come to Me, unless the Father who sent Me draw him:
and I will raise him up at the last day. (NKJV)
God the Father will draw the
godly people and give them to Jesus Christ.
gives the godly to Jesus
Where will God draw the godly people that
He will give to Jesus Christ.
In John 17:6, Jesus said
these things in His prayer to the Father:
revealed your name to those whom you took from the
world to give me. They were yours and you gave
them to me, and they have kept your word. (NJB)
God will draw the godly people
from the world and give them to Jesus. These are the people
being set apart by God for Himself. As Jesus said, "They are
yours and you gave them to me".
Can Christ Jesus reject anyone given to Him by God?
In John 6:37, Christ Himself
gave this assurances:
that the Father gives me will come to me and the one who
comes to me I will by no means cast out. (NKJV)
The same verse in the New
Everyone whom the Father gives me will come to me; I
will certainly not reject anyone who comes to me,
Jesus gave His assurance
that He will certainly not reject or cast out anyone that is
given to Him by God.
What will Christ Jesus give to these people, that
are given to Him by God?
In John 17:2, Jesus said this
in His prayer to the Father in heaven:
as you gave him authority over all people, so that he
may give eternal life to all you gave him. (NAB)
Jesus will give eternal life to
all people that God will give to Him. just as God gave Him
the authority to do so.
information, you may study the following Lesson
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30A - Why God sets apart men to serve Him
The Lord God sets apart for
Himself him who is godly (Ps. 4:3). From the world, God the
Father draws the godly people and give them to Jesus Christ (Jn.
6:44). These godly people are being set apart by God for
Himself. As Jesus said, "They are yours and you gave them to me"
(Jn.17:6). Thus, Jesus gave His assurance that He will certainly
not reject or cast out anyone that is given to Him by God (Jn
6:37), because God has given Him authority so He may give
eternal life to them (Jn.17:2).
Clearly then, eternal life is
not for all people, as many people believe it to be, but is
intended for the godly people drawn from the world by God and
given to the Lord Jesus Christ.