Paul's Passing Thoughts

Proper Exegesis: What is the Object of God’s “Choosing”

Posted in Uncategorized by Andy Young, PPT contributing editor on May 26, 2017

“Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple. ”

The translators of this verse made the assumption that the object is man or the individual.  God chose man.  But if you look closely at the verse, there are many words in italics.  This means the words do not appear in the manuscript.  Try reading that verse without the italicized words.  What if the object is not man but God Himself?  What if God chose to dwell with man?

“And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.” ~ Revelation 21:3

~ Andy

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  1. Paul M. Dohse Sr. said, on May 28, 2017 at 9:08 PM

    According to the doctrine of double imputation Christ is the only one who can love or ever loved and that is imputed to our life-account if we live by faith alone in “what Jesus has done, not anything we do.” Said another way among the Protestant scholars, “Christ 100% for us.” Sooooo, according to their very own doctrine, there should be NO expectation of love in the church. That’s simply the logical conclusion of their stated orthodoxy.

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  2. Andy Young, PPT contributing editor said, on May 31, 2017 at 3:40 PM

    Yup, they blocked me!
    Glad I took all those screen captures!!! LOL

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  3. Susan said, on May 31, 2017 at 4:50 PM

    Shocked! I am shocked! I tell you. Actually not. The problem is all the other folks who come along to read the blog. What you write may make more rational and reasonable and persuasive sense than what they write. We wouldn’t want that to happen, now would we? Screen captures — a good thing. Otherwise it never happened.

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  4. Andy Young, PPT contributing editor said, on May 31, 2017 at 5:01 PM

    Right. Ideas a very dangerous things. They can’t even risk the notion that one person may begin to have doubts. That is how vacant their own arguments are. If they truly believed they were as right as think they are, they would let their ideas stand up to scrutiny for everyone to evaluate for themselves. But then again, they do not believe in free will. And the result is their politics; man must be coerced by force to accept reality as they understand it.

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