orangetom1999 wrote:at1with0,Then you must be suggesting John 3:16 is wrong. Is John 3:16 a lie?
Nice try at1with0 but no good.
What I said..was "The Whole Council of God". Not just John 3:16 alone and out of context.
His world (Cosmos) is all those the Father hath given him...he shall lose not one. It does not include Esau the twin brother of Jacob...of the same lump of clay.
Who are all the Father hath given Him?? None of my business..but I know it does not include everyone and everything. I don't determine that ...He does.
His sheep hear His voice...not goats..but His Sheep hear him and come to Him. He died for His sheep.....He did not die for goats.
Nothing difficult about this understanding.
And futhermore ...this is 24/7..it does not rest on this time of year...this day. Because He is REST. Just like He is also Peace.And I'm sure that OT believes he is an heir of the free woman. Am I wrong?
What I think or believe makes no difference. It is what He had declared..what He states in His Word.
No one can control whether they are an heir of the bond woman or the free woman, therefore John 3:16 applies in a more relevant way. Note that John 3:16 doesn't say "whoever is the heir of the free woman shall have eternal life," or "whomever God chooses shall have eternal life." You can try to pit another, more obscure passage to spin John 3:!6 the way you want it to read but its language is quite clear. In fact, you're showing another example of the Bible contradicting itself.
A God that only cares about sheep is not worthy of respect, worship, loyalty, praise, further consideration, etc. A God that cares about sheep and goats and all things just might be worthy of such.