The Great Physician

Natural medicine experts have known for a long time, that a tumor is NOT a disease. It’s a garbage can. The body collects/SEPARATES OUT CANCEROUS CELLS from the rest of the healthy body. They are marked for destruction, so the whole body can live. Those cells have committed treason, or been reprogrammed to work against the body.

God is not like us, he’s completely holy. We allow diseased/harmful people to function in the body–we might call it love and tolerance. (These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead,–Jude 1:12 KJV) Sometime we even fight (like a dog nawing his own leg off) against those who are truthful and faithful. We label them trouble-makers.

God don’t play that: (read the judgments on the Churches in Revelation 2–3.)

Here God sperates cancer from his people and destroys it. We shouldn’t be surprised.

The Lord will not spare him, but then the anger of the Lord and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the Lord shall blot out his name from under heaven.  And THE LORD SHALL SEPARATE HIM UNTO EVIL [like a tumor] out of all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant that are written in this book of the law: –Deu. 29

So don’t be surprised when you see the great (good) physician at work among his people.

Jesus also came as the great surgeon: Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.–Matthew 10:34 KJV

Foreknowledge and Predestination Romans 8:29

Piper’s conclusions are correct! But he’s taken a complex path to get there.
Romans 5:1-11 destroys ANY IDEA THAT GOD SAW MEN’S FAITH and decided to save them. So does Romans 1:18, the gospel is the POWER OF GOD for salvation of men because men CAN’T SAVE THEMSELVES–period!

Now, what does  “God forknew (proginōskō”) mean in Rom. 8:29?

This means absolute knowledge before hand. Knowledge of what? Not the actions of the person. That would be EXPERIENCIAL knowledge/learning. God learns nothing, he knows everything!

You (faith-full) Christian, were COMPLETELY purposed by God–every cell of you–BEFORE the creation of the universe began. Your name was written in his (blueprint)  book of Life. He planned you like a God plans the world.

Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.–Acts 15:18 KJV

You are one of his works!

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.–Ephesians 2:10 KJV

Read the rest of what he planned in your life in the rest of Romans 8.