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    Abraham Juliot
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    "The Fault Will Be Yours" - Questions regarding Paul Washer

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbWaIvB_heo

    In a video on youtube called "Come to Christ, He is Mighty to Save" by Paul Washer, these statements are made by him. Please watch the short video for the full context.

    "...I know all about the sovereignty of God, about the great confessions, and I embrace them all. I know about election and predestination, and all those things I believe; but at the same time, when I look in the new testament, this is what I hear God saying, "I don't care what you have become, and I don't care what you've done, My Son has paid for it all on the cross, now come home... He calls all men to turn from sin and come back to Him, and those who come to Him, He will not cast out...God is love and He has provided a Savior... and if you don't come to Him, the fault will be yours."

    Questions Regarding the quote [in the video contextt]:

    1. Is there serious error(s) in Washer's statement?

    2. If so, what is the error(s)?

    3. Is it man's fault if he does not savingly come to Christ through the grace of God (after hearing the gospel)?

    4. Is it man's fault if he heard the gospel and is not redeemed by Christ (atoned for and interceded for through Christ)?

    5. [Pick one or more - or feel free to comment on any of them]
    a. Washer is merely saying that it is man's fault for his sin (such as hatred and bitterness against the truth of the gospel).
    b. Washer probably intended his exhortation only for weary souls that are sensible to their need of Christ.
    c. Washer is saying that it is man's fault for not savingly coming to Christ.
    d. Washer is clearly implying that it is man's fault if he is not among the redeemed of the LORD.
    e. None of the above (please share your thoughts).

    6. [Pick one or more - or feel free to comment on any of them]
    a. It is clear what Paul Washer meant by these words.
    d. It is not clear what Paul Washer meant by these words.
    e. Despite what Paul Washer meant by these words, the implications of his statements are clear.
    e. I don't care what Paul Washer meant, he is an amazing preacher.
    f. I fully agree with everything Paul Washer stated in this quote.
    g. None of the above (please share your thoughts).

    blessing

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    Re: "The Fault Will Be Yours" - Questions regarding Paul Washer

    I was unable to find the full sermon of this dutch translation sermon video, but I did come across another video with a gospel call. Notice the difference. [Start at 1:19:00]

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXB-dzsRBV4&feature=rec-LGOUT-exp_fresh+div-1r-3-HM

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    Re: "The Fault Will Be Yours" - Questions regarding Paul Washer

    I don't think I can take any more Paul Washer. Ugh.
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    Re: "The Fault Will Be Yours" - Questions regarding Paul Washer

    Quote Originally Posted by Brandan Kraft View Post
    I don't think I can take any more Paul Washer. Ugh.
    Amen!
    Isaiah 45:7, (KJV), I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

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    Re: "The Fault Will Be Yours" - Questions regarding Paul Washer

    I watched the 3 minute video and the first thing that I picked up was the he does not believe in man's inability to come to Christ. How does a spiritually dead sinner that cannot know, understand and believe the Gospel keep anything from getting in the way that would keep him from coming to Christ? The sinner will not and can not come to Christ.

    I find that a lot of preachers say that they believe in the Sovereignty of God and predestination, but in reality they don't. This world is in the state that it is in, because it was what God determined it would be from the beginning.

    It was God that created the lion and his sharp teeth. It was God that created poisonous snakes. It was God that created sinners. It was God's will to subject all of creation to futility and to redeem a few of His choosing and that they would be conformed to the image of His Son and the rest of mankind have no hope. It is God that has already determined the finale place that every person will spend eternity. This is how important the Sovereignty of God and predestination are to the elect. What do you think Paul Washer would say about this?
    Rom 8:18-21, (NASB), For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God.

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    Re: "The Fault Will Be Yours" - Questions regarding Paul Washer

    The sinner will not and can not come to Christ.
    Paul Washer would fully agree with this (in light of many of his sermons and his books). There is no error in exhorting the unregenerate to do things which they ought to do. Man has no ability to obey because of his carnality, but God has every right to command them to worship Him as their creator. However, Paul Washer does make an error in this video.

    Paul Washer errors by exhorting the unregenerate to do things which ought not be done of themselves apart from the quickening influence of the Holy Ghost to hope in the mercy of God.

    It was God that created the lion and his sharp teeth. It was God that created poisonous snakes. It was God that created sinners. It was God's will to subject all of creation to futility and to redeem a few of His choosing and that they would be conformed to the image of His Son and the rest of mankind have no hope. It is God that has already determined the finale place that every person will spend eternity. This is how important the Sovereignty of God and predestination are to the elect. What do you think Paul Washer would say about this?
    You can find more on his doctrine at the missionary site:
    http://www.heartcrymissionary.com/ab...faith/doctrine

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