God's sovereignty and human responsibility; English/Fasri حاکمیت خدا و مسئولیت انسان

IRAN FOR CHRIST MINISTRIES was started in 1991 by Pastor Elnathan and Nazanin Baghestani with a vision to serve the growing church in the Iran region. From the beginning, IFCM's passion was to train and equip Iranian Christians to reach and disciple their country men. In1996 they arrived in USA... Read More

In Romans 9 Paul reminds us of an interesting condition. This election was never intended solely as a birth right, automatically inherited by the children of Jewish parents. “For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel. Nor because they are his descendants are they all Abraham’s children. On the contrary, ‘It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.’ In other words, it is not the natural children who are God’s children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring.” (Rom. 9:6-8) While they couldn’t choose their nationality, the children of Abraham had to choose to participate in the promised blessings by obeying His instructions and believing in His promise of a coming Redeemer. Remember God’s words to the recently released captives from Egypt: “Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.” (Exodus 19:5-6)