Tuesday, June 16, 2009

WILLIAM POSS: JACOB I LOVED, ESAU I HATED: God's Election of the Younger Son

MP3 Available Here

WILLIAM POSS, co-pastor of Bread of Life Fellowship, a Reformed Baptist congregation in Haledon, NJ will address the theme: "JACOB I LOVED, ESAU I HATED: God's Election of the Younger Son".

Our topic today involves one of the most controversial and most hotly debated passages found within the many pages of the Holy Scriptures, Romans 9:10-18:

"...when Rebecca had conceived children by one man, our forefather Isaac, though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad - in order that God's purpose of election might continue, not because of works but because of his call - she was told, 'The older will serve the younger.' As it is written, 'Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.' What shall we say then? Is there injustice on God's part? By no means! For he says to Moses, 'I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.' So then it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God, who has mercy. For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, 'For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I might show my power in you, and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.' So then he has mercy on whomever he wills, and he hardens whomever he wills..."

The above theme is also the topic of a sermon to be preached by our guest, William Poss, at the Sovereignty of God Conference, June 22-24, sponsored by the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals and hosted by Bread of Life Fellowship in Haledon, NJ. For conference details
visit this link.

Having relocated from New Jersey to Southern California in the 1980's, William Poss was called to the music ministry at a church in Palos Verdes. Returning to New Jersey in 1990, he began teaching at the Arise and Shine Academy.

In 2004, Bill became an elder at Bread of Lilfe Fellowship where he is presently ministering in the word.

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