As with many words used by God in the original languages of the Holy Scripture He's given us, as recorded by the prophets and apostles,
many such words have shared meanings. We know that, for example, " believe " can mean simple objective believing or subjective
believing which is gained by personal experience... whereas the objective believing of a matter is gained only by assaying observable
facts. A man can never really believe Christ died for him personally until that moment life is granted him by Jesus Christ Himself by
raising him from among the dead in sin and giving him life as in Eph.2 and Jn.5:21 for example. This is what " born from above " means
as in Jn.3:3 since heaven above is where Christ is, Col.3:1, and therefore, fallen man can not possibly chant his non-existent
affections toward Christ, Ps.50:16ff; Pv.13:19b; Ro.3:10ff, and initiate salvation for himself.
The English word translated " dead " from the original languages of Holy Scripture is one such word evidencing both actual physical
death... and extreme fright... as well as actual spiritual death. It's up to the reader to discern precisely which type of " dead " is
in view from the context the word is found in as well as the Bible as a whole.
Lazarus we see in Jn.11, passed away. He was physically dead. But, being a child of God, v.11:4, an elect one which we know he was by
reason of such terms as his being loved by the Lord Jesus which no non-elect one is, Ps.5:4-6, " dead," here, means physically dead.
Lazarus was raised from the " dead " being given again physical life as a demonstration of the power of Jesus Christ, God Everlasting,
as well as evidencing Jn.5:21 resides in Him, as well as giving us a look of the resurrection of the truly elect on the Last Day.
The " dead " spoken of in Eph.2 is spiritual " dead " as is further commented on by God in v.12 of that chapter and 4:18 context. To be
" without God, " Eph.2:12, is to be " athehos " from which we get the English word " atheist." Being " dead in trespasses and sins "
simply means to be physically alive but alienated from the " life of God, " Eph.4:18, burdened under every sin any individual has
committed during his or her entire life subjecting him to be cast into the lake of fire on the Last Day along with Satan and his horde
and all other wicked persons when this present existence is terminated by God as in 2 Pet.3.
Here in lies deceit as evidenced by Christendom's preaching... Christ, says Christendom, died in place of the " whole world " but the
" whole world " is yet dead in trespasses and sins, atheist and condemned as we read in Jn.3:19. Yet, the escape from this condemnation
according to Christendom is a personal " acceptance " of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. This means that without some kind of free
will choice on the part of those who Christ supposedly died in place of fails in their lifetime to " accept Jesus " he and she will
perish in the lake of fire on the Last Day. Here we see plainly once again that Christendom preaches Christ died for the greater
percentage of the " whole world " but saved no one without something worthy of eternal life coming from them first... some chant; some
recital such as the Sinner's Prayer; repentance as defined by fallen man what is proper repentance; water baptism; commandment keeping
and so on. This is Co-Redemption... Christ's sacrifice + my surrender to Him and acceptance of Him = redemption.
How did the four prophets redeemed by Christ while in their fetal state of being " accept Jesus " so to qualify themselves as worthy to
be raised from the spiritually dead ? Adults do not understand what is spiritual death let alone a fetus. These are Jacob, Ro.9 ( and
you'll never hear a sermon on unconditional election in any " Christian " church; David, Ps.139 et al; Jeremiah, Jer.1:4,5 and John the
Baptist, Lu.1:15. The infilling of the Holy Spirit of God is * always * removed from the equation by Christendom when it comes to
Universal Atonement without man's choice to " accept Jesus " of his own free will... a demonic lie against Jn.1:12,13 and you'll never
hear v.13 attached to v.12 in a " Christian " church. Fallen man * must * get the bragging rights to boast of his intelligent choice to
accept Jesus or else the Holy Spirit can not indwell.
This lie is solidly against Eph.1:13,14 where the chapter, among others, teaches there is no such thing as Universal Atonement...
1 Jn.5:19; Ro.3:10ff and many more such text... " They are all gone out of the way... " = Universal Reprobation... else the " whole
world " is filled with the indwelling Holy Spirit just as only God's elect are. The indwelling Holy Spirit * always * accompanies
redemption, Ro.8:9b... otherwise, Christ did not die for a person and his sins are retained, Ro.6 chapter.
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