He was speaking tongue-in-cheek and making his point by the humor of honesty. He portrays presenting the gospel as simply putting the truth out there so that those who have already been chosen can respond. It is like being at a lottery and announcing the winning ticket number. You may have bought a ticket but a cousin of the organizer somehow ended up with the big reward. The joke seems to be on all the other people who showed up thinking there was something there for them.
I am sorry. This view of the sovereignty of God makes Him a clown trying to invent games to amuse Himself. It starts at a worthy, Biblical place and turns an eternal truth into a cruel game. Of course the people who preach this the strongest assume that they are of the elect. They are always rejoicing at being chosen. It is kind of like going into a cancer ward and rejoicing loudly about being healthy.
The Gospel is for everyone.
(John 3:16 KJV) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.Jesus clearly stated that eternal life was offered to “whosoever” not “who-so-chosen.”
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