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    I do indeed hope that God will choose everyone! ...

    I do indeed hope that God will choose everyone!

    "For just as you once were disobedient to God, but now have been shown mercy because of their disobedience,
    so these also now have been...
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    I believe that God's purpose is indeed that all...

    I believe that God's purpose is indeed that all repent, and that his word will accomplish its purpose (Isa. 55:11), that we may hope that God will grant repentance to everyone.


    Only I pronounce...
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    The good news of the kingdom of God (Luke 16:16)....

    The good news of the kingdom of God (Luke 16:16). God reigns, and we may join in his kingdom as his subjects.

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    But preaching the word brings the power of God to...

    But preaching the word brings the power of God to grant repentance and faith, is my view. And repentance is a life-long virtue, said Spurgeon, as is faith ("I have kept the faith", said Paul). So...
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    I think it means primarily to turn away from sin...

    I think it means primarily to turn away from sin and self, and to turn to the Lord:


    "Seek the LORD while he may be found;
    call on him while he is near.
    Let the wicked forsake...
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    "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come...

    "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near!" was the message of John the Baptist (Mt. 3:1) and of Jesus (Mt. 4:17), and even more to the point, "repent and believe the good news!" was preached...
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