What fits better?

What fits better a square peg in a round hole, or a round peg in a round hole?  Of course everyone knows it is a round peg for the round hole.  There is a scripture that I consider a round hole that some are trying to put a square doctrine into, simply because we have not acknowledged the truth of God’s covenant with our father Abraham.  I believe the doctrine presented here at The Gospel According to the Gospel is the round doctrine for the round hole.

Scripture teaches us that the Lord almighty is no respecter of persons.  He does not hold one higher than another and we are the same to Him.  Just as an earthly father should not love one child more than the others, God does not.  God does not value one of us over the other, we all have the same value to Him.

For there is no respect of persons with God.[1]

Even though scripture explains this to us, some like to teach that God is a respecter of people and has elected only some of us for salvation.  The others, well you know where they can go.  This is the square peg that they are trying to shove in a round hole.

But what fits better, do you think, the doctrine that God has elected some and not others or that God is as scripture says He is.  That He has treated all men equally.  Ironic isn’t it that we say God has created all men equal, yet the doctrine of Calvin teaches that God in predestination did not create all men equal.  Some are destined for this and others doomed for that.  I am glad the founding fathers look at scripture and not to Calvin to found the greatest country the world has ever known.

Here at The Gospel According to the Gospel I advocate not only the point God treats all men the same, I back it up with the example given to us concerning Abraham and the covenant God made with Him.  This round doctrine for the round hole has amazing impacts on how we see our own world today in light of this covenant.

The round doctrine is God imputing to Abraham righteousness, a righteousness that he did not deserve.  Like we Christians brag of today, a righteousness not our own was imputed to us.

And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:[2]

Receiving the sign in his flesh of the righteousness the Lord had imputed to him, he was commanded to circumcise all males and this was to be a lasting covenant.  All males received in them the same seal of imputed righteousness.  In fact if anyone did not receive this seal of imputed righteousness in their flesh they were cut off.  Not because they did not obey some do and don’t rule of God, rather because they broke His covenant that sealed the people in God’s righteousness that He was crediting to them.

And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.[3]

So what is the example we see in the covenant God has given to our father Abraham?  We see that in the people of Israel that truly God is no respecter of persons.  All were under the covenant that God gave to Abraham.  He did not predestine the descendants of Abraham with some to be outside this covenant and others in.  His plan was for all the people, if only they would accept Him and His covenant.

This is no different that the good news we find in out New Testament when it says we gentiles now share in the blessings given to Abraham through Christ.

That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.[4]

Now through Christ God has reconciled the world to Himself.  In doing so he has offered the whole world of sinners, not just sinners of the people of Israel His covenant in Christ.  Through the rejection of this covenant God has reconciled the world now to Himself in the same covenant of righteousness through Christ.

For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?[5]

This is God demonstrating to us that He is no respecter of persons and this is the round doctrine fitting into the round hole.  All me are equal before God and His invitation is open to all.

The question is, will we accept Him and His covenant that God has made with Abraham and has now extended to us gentiles.

[1] Romans 2:11

[2] Romans 4:11

[3] Genesis 17:14

[4] Galatians 3:14

[5] Romans 11:15

2 thoughts on “What fits better?

    • They may not endure sound doctrine, but I still have to expose them to it. Maybe some day some of them might get it. Maybe I will keep others from falling into their doctrine. Maybe nothing will come of it all. Either way, I have to defend what I see as the true gosel. Even if I do it alone.

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