Chosen for Paradise: The Inclusion of Humanity in the Saving Act of Jesus

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Sons of Thunder Ministries & Publications, Dec 15, 2014 - 100 pages
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Reframing Election in Romans 9-11.In the Incarnation, God has united the human race to Himself. The doctrine of election has confused theologians for centurieslike a dog chasing it's own tail.Does God choose us, or do we choose God?Some believe that our own striving human willpower must some-how conjure up and maintain our own salvation. But how can weever be certain that we have believed deep enough? Is it really upto us to save ourselves? To depend on my own decision for God?Others believe salvation is God's sovereign business from start tofinish. But what about those who don't believe? Did God choosesome to fry in their own fat forever in Hell?What if God's predestination is not about choosing some for blissand others for destruction? Following the lead of the great theo-logian Karl Barth, John Crowder explores the volatile passages ofRomans 9-11 to shed new light on the debated topic of election.God is not choosing one human over another. Jesus Christ is thechosen, elected man on behalf of all humanity. And you are fully included in Him.

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John Crowder loves to push the envelope and provoke God's people to extreme joy. He is a father and is recognized internationally as an author, speaker and advocate of supernatural Christianity. John is on the forefront of a fresh renewal movement marked by the message of grace, ecstatic experience, miracles and a recovery of the foundational preaching of the finished work of the cross. John and his wife Lily have four children based in Portland, Ore. As founders of Sons of Thunder Ministries and Publications, they speak at schools and conference events around the world. SOT hosts mass evangelism events and operate multiple homes for orphan children in developing nations. They have a background in church planting and currently oversee Cana New Wine Seminary in Portland, Ore. Along with his bi-annual magazine, The Ecstatic, John has written thousands of articles during his journalism career. He has authored six books: Cosmos RebornMystical UnionThe Ecstasy of Loving GodSeven Spirits BurningThe New MysticsChosen for Paradise John's weekly video teachings on The Jesus Trip have garnered more than a million views. John and Lily have a heart to see the Kingdom of God manifest creatively in every sector of society. Their vision is to equip the Church and reach the world by clearly communicating the finished work of the cross. Creative miracles and unusual signs and wonders mark John's ministry. For more info, visit us online at

Dr. Eric Wilding is a professor at Grace Communion Seminary and founder of Wildking Ministries. He is also the Canadian regional director of Royal Family International University.Eric and his wife Kareena have two children. Eric studied at Toronto School of Theology, University of Toronto and University of Ottawa. Along with a deep grasp of Trinitarian theology, Eric is also known for his passion for mystical Christianity; and his ministry is marked by healings, signs and wonders - including many miracles on the streets.Eric is a sold-out-holy-fool-ecstatic-lover of Abba, Jesus and Holy Spirit.

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