Why would the Lord say this if it wasn't already accomplished?:
"Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. Very truly I tell you, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live" (Jn.5:24-25).
Please notice that He didn't say "will be passed from death to life." Instead, He said that they have been passed from death to life.
"Now on the last, the great day of the festival, Jesus stood and cries, saying, "If anyone should be thirsting, let him come to Me and drink." He who is believing in Me, according as the scripture said, out of his bowel shall gush rivers of living water." Now this He said concerning the spirit which those believing in Him were about to get. For not as yet was holy spirit given, for Jesus is not as yet glorified" (Jn.7:37-39; CLV).
This passage is speaking about what will flow out of a believer, living water. And this verse speaks about what happened after the Cross when holy spirit was given:
"And they are all filled with holy spirit, and they begin to speak in different languages, according as the spirit gave them to declaim" (Acts 2:4; CLV).
It was the word of God which flowed out of those who believed and that is why His word is described as "living water." And what Peter says here refers to the prophecy of which the Lord Jesus made reference:
"But this is that which has been declared through the prophet Joel: And it shall be in the last days,' (God is saying) 'I shall be pouring out from My spirit on all flesh, And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy" (Acts 2:16-17; CLV).
There is nothing in any of these verses which indicates that no one was made alive by the spirit when they believed. As the Lord Jesus said, those who believe are passed from death to life. Not "will" be passed from death to life.
Let us look at what the Lord Jesus said to a woman here:
"And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven. And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also? And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace" (Lk.7:48-50).
According to your ridiculous ideas the woman was saved and had her sins forgiven but despite this she remained dead spiritually in her sins!
Last edited by Jerry Shugart; April 24th, 2017 at 05:29 PM.
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