Election

Related: Predestination, Foreknowledge, Corporate Election   Election. Election is the truth that believers in Christ were elected, or chosen, by God for blessing. “According as he has chosen us in him before the world’s foundation” (Eph. 1:4). Election is the choice of one out of many. God’s sovereign choice was made “before the world’s foundation”, and therefore it has nothing to do with works. The truth of election is not intuitive. If God had not revealed it to us, we […]
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Ephesians 1

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   God’s Purpose for Christ and the Church Ephesians 1   Eternal ages shall declare The riches of Thy grace, To those who with Thy Son shall share A son’s eternal place.1   Ephesians 1 – 3. In the first part of Ephesians, we have God bringing us into His thoughts concerning Christ and the Church. In ch.1 we have God’s eternal purpose to glorify Christ, and to give Him a companion to share everything with. In ch.2 we have […]

Corporate Election

Related: Election   Corporate Election. A clever denial of sovereign election has emerged and recently grown in popularity. The argument is intended to deny individual election by twisting the scriptures to support a different kind of election. Supporters of corporate election have found a convenient way to dispose of Eph. 1:4 and other verses that are crystal clear on the subject of election. They hold that God made the choice “in him” (that is, “in Christ”). In other words, they believe Christ is the principal […]

Romans 9

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   God’s Sovereignty in Setting Aside Israel & Bringing in the Gentiles Romans 9   Romans 9. In this chapter, the Spirit of God addresses the Jew who protests that Gentiles can be saved without following the law; i.e. by faith, apart from a Jewish basis. To accomplish this, the Spirit draws from the Old Testament to make a number of points. First, that a line of natural descent from Abraham does not merit blessing. Then, God has always […]

Election

Related: Predestination, Foreknowledge, Corporate Election   Election. Election is the truth that believers in Christ were elected, or chosen, by God for blessing. “According as he has chosen us in him before the world’s foundation” (Eph. 1:4). Election is the choice of one out of many. God’s sovereign choice was made “before the world’s foundation”, and therefore it has nothing to do with works. The truth of election is not intuitive. If God had not revealed it to us, we […]