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Is Salvation A Promise

Let’s call this Q&A session … “Is Salvation A Promise?”

Every now and then, I come across a question that i feel and urge to respond to, but not necessarily to those who are asking or involved in the conversation per se.

so in response to this particular question which i feel i should paraphrase…

[Interesting Question Here:]

I’ve been thinking about a question lately,
Is it biblical to pray for someone’s salvation?
It seems obvious that we should pray for the salvation of others because God does not want anyone to perish, but to come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9), however even if that is God’s desire, it’s not always his will (in reality).
I was thinking about the verse “If you abide in me, and my words in you, then ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you” (John 15:7), and I didn’t know if praying for someone’s salvation is something that God promises he will grant. So even if God desires it, it’s not something that we can claim as a promise in scripture.
Even when Paul prayed, he asked for more opportunities for the Gospel to be preached, but not necessarily for the salvation of specific people?

[Disclaimer: all names and Identities has been removes safe mine for i am responding to the question and you already know who i am and what i think and say from time to time. tho this is not about me. i am posting this on my blog for you and you need not know who asked this multitude of questions. ]

My Starting Point is this verse, Matthew 22:14, …. and this thought: “God alone knows who will be saved”

And well it obviously opens and closes a few doors.

Hopefully not the right ones and does not change the question.

Now you may ask… what does “Many are called but few are chosen” in Matthew 22:14 mean?

let’s skip that for now and explore other questions

like…

  • is Salvation a promise?
  • are bible promises claimable?
  • is it biblical to claim promises?
  • What are Bible Promises?

but most of all, are salvations promises and to whom are they promises , for it sounds in my mind at least that the prayer, in this case… the person praying, wishes that salvation is a promise and that is it claimable.

as if it belongs to the person who is praying, which obviously, it should not be.

Since … if Salvation is a promise, it would not be a promise to the one praying unless it was that promise in Acts.

you know the one i am thinking of?

maybe not, but now you know where to look. right?

good good.

so, one down… the prayer ( the one praying, hereafter known as pray-er) ought to continue to pray, for as i mentioned, only God knows who will and will not be saved, … ultimately, and noticed i said ultimately… more about that … if you ask the right question(s).

let’s continue my rant.

back to the question… is it biblical to pray for someone’s salvation?

that’s a good question. and rather than answer it outright…. let’s explore it some more.

Is the question-er asking if the Bible commands or encourages prayer for non believers?

Both you and I know the answer to that.

So why is the question-er asking this question if it is stated in the Bible?

now i am not sure, so i think i should start with that… “Are you asking if the Bible says we should pray for someone’s Salvation?”

Or… aside, if praying for someone’s salvation would … you know …

ok step back because the next thing the question-er says is ” It seems obvious that we should pray for the salvation of others because God does not want anyone to perish …”

now the first part of it says it is obvious that we should … so obviously that is obvious, …the answer is obvious that we should … and the reason provided was … Because God does not want anyone to perish, … nto sure if the question-er is referring to John or Paul or Peter here.

Specifically … John 3:16, or 1 Timothy 2:4, or 2 Peter 3:9 … or something else, … we have to be open to the question-er thinking of and/ or knowing other verses about salvation, from the other gospels or epistles.

Gasp!

Excuse me.

ok back on track… the question-er continues to say … “but to come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9), … ”

Silly me, the question-er did provide a chapter book and verse.

let’ s more over, and move on….

“… however even if that is God’s desire, it’s not always [H]is will (in reality).”

( END OF PART 1 … see Part 2 tomorrow )

Upcoming Movie Releases for Canada


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So Many Movies… so little time!

Upcoming Movie Releases for Canada

27 April 2012

28 April 2012

  • Jeff (2012 Documentary) (Hot Docs International Documentary Festival)
  • Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet (2012 Documentary) (Hot Docs International Documentary Festival)
  • Despite the Gods (2012 Documentary) (Hot Docs International Documentary Festival)
  • G-Dog (2012 Documentary) (Hot Docs International Documentary Festival)

29 April 2012

30 April 2012


1 May 2012

3 May 2012

  • Marley (2012 Documentary) (Hot Docs International Documentary Festival)
  • Pushwagner (2011 Documentary) (Hot Docs International Documentary Festival)

4 May 2012

5 May 2012

  • Marianne (2011) (Dark Bridges Film Festival)

6 May 2012

7 May 2012

11 May 2012

16 May 2012

18 May 2012

22 May 2012

23 May 2012

25 May 2012


1 June 2012

5 June 2012

6 June 2012

7 June 2012

  • Rebirth (2011) (Toronto Japanese Film Festival)

8 June 2012

9 June 2012

10 June 2012

22 June 2012

29 June 2012

30 June 2012


3 July 2012

6 July 2012

11 July 2012

13 July 2012

14 July 2012

16 July 2012

19 July 2012

20 July 2012

27 July 2012

28 July 2012

30 July 2012


1 August 2012

3 August 2012

7 August 2012

17 August 2012

20 August 2012

  • Webdultery (2010) (Montréal World Film Festival)

31 August 2012


1 September 2012

6 September 2012

8 September 2012

14 September 2012

21 September 2012

23 September 2012


1 October 2012

5 October 2012

12 October 2012

23 October 2012

24 October 2012

31 October 2012


1 November 2012

2 November 2012

9 November 2012

16 November 2012

20 November 2012

21 November 2012


14 December 2012

15 December 2012

25 December 2012


22 February 2013


6 April 2013

  • Asuya (2013) (DVD premiere)

1 July 2013

4 July 2013


1 September 2013


4 October 2013


27 November 2013


12 December 2013

13 December 2013

16 December 2013

20 December 2013


15 March 2014


15 May 2014

Why Dating Outside the Faith is Illogical

When Christians date outside the fold & Why Dating Outside the Faith is Illogical!

To Celebrate the 1000th post

Here is a “Secret Screen Shot”… To Celebrate my 1000th post … !

10 Things You’ll Need to Know About WordPress 2.9


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Bonuscoverage

Other interesting things in WordPress 2.9.

  • JSON compatibility, before only beneficial to PHP 5.2, has been backported for use in WordPress
  • New ‘Undo’ button when using the Visual Text Editor
  • A new sanitization API (with functions like esc_html())
  • The emoticon system can be altered using the smilies_src hook. :-)
  • Bulk Upgrading of plugins
  • Filesystem optimizations pertaining to FTP/SSH etc.
  • rel=”canonical” for single posts and pages aiding in SEO
  • Minify Admin CSS making for quicker (and smaller) page loads
  • Bunny Tags and Jeromes Keywords Importers removed


On 2009-12-19, at 0:05, Daniel wrote:


               10 Things You Need to Know About WordPress 2.9 | Technosailor.com                    – http://technosailor.com/2009/11/11/10-things-you-need-to-know-about-wordpress-2-9/


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Bonuscoverage

Other interesting things in WordPress 2.9.

  • JSON compatibility, before only beneficial to PHP 5.2, has been backported for use in WordPress
  • New ‘Undo’ button when using the Visual Text Editor
  • A new sanitization API (with functions like esc_html())
  • The emoticon system can be altered using the smilies_src hook. :-)
  • Bulk Upgrading of plugins
  • Filesystem optimizations pertaining to FTP/SSH etc.
  • rel=”canonical” for single posts and pages aiding in SEO
  • Minify Admin CSS making for quicker (and smaller) page loads
  • Bunny Tags and Jeromes Keywords Importers removed


On 2009-12-19, at 0:05, Daniel wrote:


               10 Things You Need to Know About WordPress 2.9 | Technosailor.com                    – http://technosailor.com/2009/11/11/10-things-you-need-to-know-about-wordpress-2-9/


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INSANE, I’m out of space?

Just Great, Take a look at the screen shots!?

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A hunger for deeper things!


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Very touched by this song today!

“Cry In My Heart”

There’s a cry in my heart
For Your glory to fall
For Your presence to fill up my senses
There’s a yearning again
A thirst for discipline
A hunger for things that are deeper

Could You take me beyond?
Could You carry me through?
If I open my heart?
Could I go there with You?
(For I’ve been here before
But I know there’s still more
Oh, Lord, I need to know You)

For what do I have
If I don’t have You, Jesus?
What in this life
Could mean any more?
You are my rock
You are my glory
You are the lifter
Of my head
Lifter of this head

… Lord, make me alive again. Fill me with Your presence. I need You.

Amen!

A friend’s eye is a good mirror.

A friend’s eye is a good mirror.

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