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Kermit L. Minnick, Pastor

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82

“… they will gather together His elect …”

Matthew 24:31
 
 
   

The Bible teaches that before the foundation of the world God chose an innumerable multitude of sinners out of every nation, kindred, tongue, and tribe whom He would redeem from their sins. Even before sin was in the world, God planned to reveal His marvelous love to these undeserving people through the sacrificial death of His Son on the cross, to the praise of the glory of His grace. Through Christ, God’s chosen ones out of every nation on earth would be made heirs of the kingdom of God. God gave these to His Son as an inheritance and a kingdom. Thus Jesus could say that He had been given authority over all flesh (every nation) to give eternal life to as many as the Father had given Him. He could also say, “All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.” None but these will believe on Christ for “No one can come to Me unless the Father who has sent Me draws him.” For this reason, after His death and resurrection, Christ sent His disciples to proclaim the gospel to every nation. His elect will hear and respond to the gospel. Jesus said, “And other sheep (Gentiles) I have which are not of this fold (Judaism); them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock (of Jewish and Gentile believers) and one Shepherd (Jesus Christ).” The gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come.” “And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” All God’s elect repent and believe.

   

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