Did God merely have knowledge that Christ would die for sinners on the cross of Calvary, or did He ordain that it happened? Most Christians that do not believe in the election of sinners to salvation would not hesitate to say that God ordained the death of Christ, that it wasn’t any mere accident but that it was the reason Jesus Christ took on human flesh. They say this because it is the biblical truth of the matter.
Later in the post, D.J. follows up on the initial question posed by asking:
If the [non-Calvinist] interprets the bible consistently, we should hear them say that God looked into the future and saw that Jesus would lay down His life for sinners and because of this passive observation of future events, God predestined the death of Christ, and that is how we should understand verses like Acts 2:23, “this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified…” Of course this isn’t what they say regarding the death of Christ. They readily admit that God planned it.
Then why are people so hesitant to say that God planned their salvation?
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