| Choice –Part 17: Being Made Rulers Over Many Cities
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(Section 14: Selective Salvation)
Copyright © Michael Bronson 1998 -2005
The parables of the Talents and Pounds talk about how we are rewarded when we are faithful in the tasks we have been given. If we are very faithful in these tasks, we will be greatly rewarded (i.e. made rulers over many cities). If we are less faithful, our rewards will be much smaller (i.e. made rulers over only a few cities).
These parables show our actions and obedience influence our eternal rewards. Therefore, it is obvious we have control over our choices and actions, and those choices and actions impact eternity. These parables suggest selective salvation can’t be true. If selective salvation were true, there would be no differences in our rewards. In fact, we would not be rewarded at all because we lack the ability to make decisions that impact eternity. The existence of a reward system means we do have control over eternal and Heavenly issues.
- Matthew 25:14-30 Parable of the Talents
- Luke 19:11-27 Parable of the Pounds
Other Chapters in this Section
PART 1: What is Selective Salvation?
PART 2: What Does the Bible say about Selective Salvation?
PART 3: Problems with Selective Salvation
PART 4: “Choice” –The Achilles’ Heel of Selective Salvation
Choice 1: The Contradictions of Selective Salvation
Choice 2: Can You Force Someone to Love You?
Choice 3: Is Choice Really a Choice Without a Choice?
Choice 4: Do We Really have a Free Will?
Choice 5: Can Prayer Change Things?
Choice 6: Can God be Grieved by Our Sins or Moved by Our Repentance?
Choice 7: The Choice to Sin
Choice 8: Are We Incapable of Choosing God?
Choice 9: Choice and the Moral Standard
Choice 10: The Purpose of Choice
Choice 11: The Suffering of Job
Choice 12: Why is God Pleased with our Obedience?
Choice 13: The Rich Young Ruler
Choice 14: Why was God so Excited when the Lost Sheep was Found?
Choice 15: A Man After God's Own Heart
Choice 16: Choose You this Day whom You will Serve
Choice 17: Appointed as a Ruler over many Cities
PART 5: Difficult Questions Answered
Appendix: Foundational Documents used by Selective Salvationists
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