God Forknew Us!

Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

This has been a source of debate for years (and still is). The great Armenian/Calvinist debate. The truth is they are both wrong and right. But this is not to discuss that issue. God foreknew us. God did not just know us because He knows all things. This know is intimate; as a father knows his children or a man knows his wife. Believers existed as life in Christ (Eph 1:4, Hebrews 2:13, 14) before the foundation of the world. Just as Levi paid tithes in the loins of Abraham (Hebrews 7:9) we were children, without flesh, that were sent into the world through Adam. That the church is secure in Christ is undeniable. The reality that we were in Christ before the foundation of the world is more proof.

More on this later.