You fellers are under arrest for possessin' a Bible and a Hymnal. Now you take this here Joel Osteen book and read it. After that we'll sing a few 7/11s and you boys will be free to go....The life and times at Tumbleweed Junction Emergent Community Jail.
Possibly they he was simply answering their question of How Should We Then Live??
No but we promise to buy four copies of Against Calvinism....each.
You've been arrested for preaching and teaching an exclusive Gospel and reading from literal translations of the Bible. If you promise to quit yer trying to hold people accountable you will be given a free copy of "the message" and "a generous orthodoxy" and released. Clem of Tarsus then spoke up and said that they would obey God and not man, so do your worst sheriff. We will count it all joy.
God has a wonderful plan for the reprobate. Hint: God never desires the salvation of even ONE of those He has rejected from before the creation of the world. (1 Peter 2:8; Romans 9:11-18). Too many closet Arminians even in the Calvinist camp.God DOES desires the salvation of His elect from among every class of men (1 Timothy 2:1-2; Revelation 5:9; Mark 13:27; Matthew 24:31; John 10:16). We do not know who is elect so we preach to all men everywhere. (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:16-18; Acts 4:10, 12; John 14:6; John 3:16-20). God alone knows His own elect and He intends ONLY to save the elect and hence God's desire is ONLY to save His elect. (John 10:16; John 10:14; 2 Timothy 2:19).