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Galatians 5:16-23 teaches that at any moment we are either walking by the Holy Spirit or according to the sin nature. Walking by the Spirit, enjoying fellowship with God, walking in the light are virtually synonymous. During these times, the Holy Spirit is working in us to illuminate our minds to the truth of Scripture and to challenge us to apply what we learn. But when we sin, we begin to live based on the sin nature. Our works do not count for eternity. The only way to recover is to confess (admit, acknowledge) our sin to God the Father and we are instantly forgiven, cleansed, and recover our spiritual walk (1 John 1:9). Please make sure you are walking by the Spirit before you begin your Bible study, so it will be spiritually profitable.
Does God choose who will be saved or does He choose blessings for those He knows will accept Christ as their Savior? Listen to this lesson to hear what Scripture says about whether God’s foreknowledge preceded predestination. Find out the influence of Augustine on Calvin. Hear the differences between various views of Calvinism. See that within God’s sovereign plan He allows freedom for humans to choose whether or not they will believe in Christ’s saving work on the Cross.