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Bible Study: "God's Elect," 2 Thessalonians 2:

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Tony Scott Macauley

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(The first 10 min...were accidentally Muted from broadcast) I would label this study, "Twice Found Blameless". According to the apostle Paul, Christians were found to be blameless, and chosen for adoption into the family of God, not only before birth, but also before the foundation of the world (age). If this is true, then when and what does this mean? Why are Christians already found blameless? Are we born innocent? What are we found innocent of? Does this mean that we pre-existed? If so, have God's election been tried and tested already? If they are pre-destined, do they have the same free will as others? Is there a difference between pre-existing and reincarnation? Paul also considers God's elect to be certain Christians who are not under the spirit of delusion. They are chosen from those called into Christianity to be his elect and are then sealed by God. They are not "taken" during the apostasy, or the "falling away". They are able to identify the True Christ from the Fake or Anti-Christ and will not be deceived by him, thus finding them blameless during the "hour of temptation". What is this "Hour of Temptation", and what part do God's elect play in it? What is this "Third Heaven" where Paul says he visited? Is it the same place that the Apostle John was caught away to in the book of Revelation? What about Satan's role in the end time? His job is to imitate Christ, exalt himself over God, and all that is worshiped. Hasn't he attempted this before? His plans are the same, but his methods have changed. Find out in this study. Verses investigated: review 2 Thess 2: 10-12, also 13-14, Eph 1:4-6, Act 12:2, Rev 1:10, Matt 13: 10-11, Gen 1:1-2, 2 Pet 3:3-7, Jer 4: 20-30 I hope you find this study, revealing, provocative and enlightening. Tony Macauley