Time has no beginning nor does it have an end. But for the sake of simplicity and the reference that we use here on earth, we will say that before the beginning of time God predetermined things for us. Of those things that God predetermined, Pastor Terlecki discussed four of them in his sermon on 6-25-2014, as they are outlined in Ephesians 1:3-14. Praise, glory and blessings are brought to God by His people that faithfully follow Him and commit good works for Him.
God has predetermined that….
1) He will forgive us. Before God created us he knew we would sin and made forgiveness available.
2) Believers would be adopted into His family.
3) Faith is the way to achieve the aforementioned forgiveness and become a part of God’s family.
4) He would give us future inheritance in Heaven.