Matthew 22:9 Come Well Dressed

Matthew 22:9 (KJV)
Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.

This parable makes it so obvious who the called are that even Calvinist John Gill claims them to be the Jews.

They were called of God for the wonderful purpose of presenting to the world the Scriptures and for delivering into the world the Lamb of God.  They had the benefit of dozens of generations hearing from God.

But being called is not the same as being bidden. The benefits extended to them gave them no right to ignore that vital moment when they were invited “in.”

I note that though they were bidden first, they were not bidden alone. The invitation to the wedding extended to those who were called and to as many others as could be found. The lesson is clear. The Gospel is not only for those who are the called or the elect; the Gospel is for whosoever will.

Come dressed in the righteousness of Christ, of course, but come one and come all.

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Matthew 22:9 Come Well Dressed

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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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