John 15:16

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  1. cih1355

    cih1355 Puritan Board Junior

    John 15:16 says, "You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He will give to you.".

    In the above verse, what is the difference between chose and appointed? What does go and bear fruit mean?
     
  2. Bladestunner316

    Bladestunner316 Puritan Board Doctor

    Specifically choose his people to bear spiritual good or fruit. Fruit is used figuritively as if the choosen vessel a humon(quark;)) were a branch then bearing fruit is used to represent good works.

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  3. Scott Bushey

    Scott Bushey Puritan Board Doctor

    [quote:968b953f36][i:968b953f36]Originally posted by cih1355[/i:968b953f36]
    John 15:16 says, "You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He will give to you.".

    In the above verse, what is the difference between chose and appointed? What does go and bear fruit mean? [/quote:968b953f36]

    How about 'elected and decree'd'. Go and bear fruit means that sanctification WILL occur.
     
  4. sundoulos

    sundoulos Puritan Board Freshman

    I believe the context restricts this passage to the selection of Christ's apostles. To appoint is to ordain, to set aside for a purpose.
     
  5. andreas

    andreas Puritan Board Sophomore

    <<<In the above verse, what is the difference between chose and appointed? What does go and bear fruit mean? >>>

    Chosen,elected ,predestined.
    For what purpose?
    To bear fruit.
    Why?
    "Herein is my father glorified if you bear much fruit".John 15:8
    andreas.
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