Well, what of ELECTION where God, in His sovereign will, has
chosen certain people and certain groups of people to receive His
Grace and Mercy. God chose Abraham as an individual and Israel as an
entire nation. Look at the major aspect of ELECTION - it is not by
any virtue or quality of the chosen, but exclusively through the Will
Coupled with ELECTION is PREDESTINATION. Predestination
indicates that God's purpose for the believer - that we become
CHRISTLIKE is CERTAIN to be fulfilled. READ Romans 8:29,30
Foreknowledge, predestination, calling, justification & glorification
are all parts of the one "package" of SALVATION. If we have one - we
have them ALL!
READ John 6:44 - Predestination is exclusive of any
merits we might have and is totally through God's sovereign will.
READ Romans 9:23 - "He selects" does NOT show discrimination! Keep in
mind that we are ALL sinners and GOD has EVERY RIGHT to treat His
rebellious creations in the manner that HE pleases.
WE SHOULD NOT BE SO AMAZED THAT GOD WITHHOLDS MERCY FROM SOME -
WE SHOULD BE THANKFUL AND AMAZED THAT HE SHOULD SHOW GRACE AND MERCY
The purpose that the Bible teaches us about ELECTION and
PREDESTINATION is to show that SALVATION is ALL from God and cannot be
won, or earned or received by any action or doing on our part.
SALVATION is GIVEN! By showing an ELECTION before the world began,
God shows and tells us, graphically, that our SALVATION is ETERNAL and
A skeptic says, "If I am elected then I'll get into Heaven,
anyway - if I'm not elected then there's no use trying!". God
ELECTED, and ONLY GOD knows WHO is elected. Until we come into His
Kingdom, we do NOT KNOW if we are among the chosen - But I do know
that NO ONE in HELL will ever be able to say, "I wanted to be saved,
but my name was on the wrong list!". FOREKNOWLEDGE IS NOT FORE-
ORDINATION OR FORE-ELECTION...
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