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Election and non-Calvinism – Assembly Leaders Thru History

Compiled by David Dunlap 3/10/2019 Well-known Bible teachers connected to “assemblies” who do not hold to rigid Calvinism are: William MacDonald, John Phillips, Harry Ironside, Harold St. John, Sir Robert Anderson, C. F. Hogg, W. E. Vine, G. H. Lang, David Gooding, John Lennox, Robert J. Little, F. W. Grant, Samuel Ridout, among many others. Some quotations listed below: William MacDonald – (1917-2007) Former Bible School President “Many are called is that the gospel invitation goes out to many.   But few are chosen.   The expression few are chosen does not mean that God is arbitrary in selecting only a few for salvation. All who respond to the good news are chosen.   The only way a person can tell if he is chosen is by what he does with the Lord Jesus Christ.”     — William MacDonald, Matthew: Behold Your King , (Kansas City, KS: Walterick, 1974), p. 249 John Phillips— (1920-1996) Bible commentator and expositor “God does not act in an arbitrary way no

"Father, I have sinned"

“Father, I have sinned.” Luke 15:21        It was not until the prodigal son returned repentant that the father ran out to meet him, fell on his neck and kissed him. It would not have been righteous to administer forgiveness until first there was repentance. The scriptural principle is, “...if he repents, forgive him” (Lk. 17:3) There is no record that the father sent help to the prodigal as long as he was in the far country. Actually, to have done so would have been to obstruct the work of God in the rebel’s life.      The Lord’s goal was to bring the wayward one down to the dregs. He knew that the son had to come to the end of himself, that he would never look up until first he had hit bottom. The sooner the wanderer got to the husks, the sooner he would be ready to break. So the father had to commit his son to the Lord, and wait for the crisis of extremity. This is one of the hardest things for parents to do – especially for mothers. The natural tendency is to bail out a rebe