Elder Hulan Bass


This word in all these various tenses are in the K.J.T. totally 87 times. 60 in the O.T. and 27 in the N.T.

HFB Declaration: After many hours, weeks, months, years of studying this word “Accept” I find that NONE of those entries state nor, imply nor even intimate that any HUMAN is to ACCEPT God or Christ, with an eternal consequence, but quite the reverse. God does the ACCEPTING of us.

Some questions herein comes to mind:

1. Can man accept what is not offered to him?
2. Can man accept anything when he is without strength?
3. Or, when he is dead in sin?
4. Can a Dead Man accept, in order to become alive?
5. Can man’s accepting instrumentally Cause life?

Eph 1:6 says it all: “To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath MADE US ACCEPTED IN THE BELOVED.”

If a human-person had to ACCEPT Christ, then the verse should read – “To the praise of the glory of your good and Righteous works, instead of his GRACE.”


Another premise by many, is that “You have to accept a gift before it becomes yours.” Let us examine that false premise. What if I “hit you with a 2 by 4 board?” Did you have to accept the hit before you felt it? Was the hit offered to you? Or were you totally passive in receiving the hit.

Theologically, the GODHEAD planted Eternal Life WITHIN you, active on their part, passive on your part. This INWARD life is sovereignly planted within you by the VOICE OF THE SON OF GOD, not the voice of a preacher. John 5:25; 6:63.

If I put a five dollar bill in your pocket, did you have to accept it before receiving it? What if you did NOT EVEN KNOW I had placed it in your pocket until later, when you were home and was preparing for bedtime, then you discovered it? Can you now or still REJECT it? Can you through it away or burn it or put it in the trash? Can you mail it back to the giver without a return address? Can you reject a virus? Can you reject your mortality? Read: Rom. 8:20.

These are viable points to ponder:

In all cases our prayer should be that God WOULD ACCEPT US. 1Ti 1:15 – is a case in point wherein we are to ACCEPT something – the Gospel of the Finished Work of Jesus Christ on Calvary’s Cross pertaining to Eternal Blood Redemption, Death Atonement, Legal Sanctification, Legal Justification, And to therein be Reconciled – 2Co 5:20-21.

“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.” What is the SAYING to is worthy of be accepted by us? The FINISHED WORK OF CHRIST in saving (not just saving-at, or trying to save) sinners.

Now I have a 24 page, legal-length detailed analysis of the Subject of ACCEPTING, available upon request.


Conclusion is expressed by David in his prayer in = Ps 19:14 – “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be ACCEPTABLE in THY sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” For the Cause of Truth, ACCEPTING appears 87 Times in the K.J.T. 60 in the O.T. and 27 in the N.T. None of these have a context of such having to do with Eternal Life on our part whatsoever. In fact, here is the actual reality, found in His Grace – Eph 1:6 – “Wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.” Eph 1:7 teaches such is found through his blood.”