The Exclusion of Faithless Followers

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” I am not speaking of and I do not mean all of you. I know whom I HAVE CHOSEN…” – John 13: 18 – This proclamation of our Dearest Father draws the boundaries for the redeemed ones, of those who accept Him as Our Lord & Savior in the fullest sense, more closely out Him. But the proceeding is tragic in the extreme; one of the twelve chosen as Apostles was a ” traitor ” in disguise. The foot-washing has been an awful insufficiency in His case. He must depart before the greatest depth of Our Master, the Lord’s love and truth can be revealed.

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I know whom I have chosen “…We assume to be my followers, and continued to teach the gospel around the world.So some followers understood this as it was revealed in the book of John 6: 70 ” Jesus answered them, did I not choose you, the twelve? And ( yet ) one of you is a devil ( of the evil one and a false accuser ). ” But generality of the best interpreters understand the ” choosing ” here mentioned of a choosing to eternal life, and perseverance in the way of God as a means in order to it, as Ephesians 1: 4 ” Even as ( in His love ) He chose us ( actually picked us out for Himself as His own in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be Holy ( consecrated and set apart for Him ) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love. ” – And so understood, here is a greater argument in this text to prove the Godhead of Christ as the author of eternal election: Though one of you be a devil, a traitor, yet I have chosen the rest of you to eternal life, and this is no more than was prophesied of me, and fulfilled in David as a type of me; The Scripture must have its accomplishment; That Scripture is now fulfilled in me.

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Jesus is extending this gift of Salvation to us today by admonishing us to embrace the ” truth ” confessed in front of Pontius Pilate ” …This is why I was born, to bear witness to the Truth. Everyone who is of the Truth ( who is a friend of the truth, who belongs to the Truth ) hears and listens to My voice. “John 18: 37. Furthermore, the truth being Jesus Himself, is a Master paramount weapon & and over relying “ pillar ” of the follower in over ruling all kind of evil powers in this ” fragmented world ” as revealed in Ephesians 6: 14 stand therefore, having tightened the belt of truth around your loins and having put on the breastplate of integrity and of moral rectitude and right standing with God. “

 

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