Election

ELECTION

A MAN RECENTLY TOLD ME THAT HE WENT TO A CHURCH WHERE THE PASTOR STOOD UP AND ANNOUNCED THAT THEY DID NOT BELIEVE IN THAT “ELECTION STUFF”.

I CANNOT IMAGINE ANYONE SITTING UNDER A MAN WHO WOULD THROW OUT A GOOD DEAL OF SCRIPTURE BASED ON HIS PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS.

ALL SCRIPTURE IS GIVEN BY INSPIRATION OF GOD, AND IS PROFITABLE FOR DOCTRINE, FOR REPROOF, FOR CORRECTION, FOR INSTRUCTION IN RIGHTEOUSNESS…”

NOT JUST SOME SCRIPTURE BUT ALL.

I BELIEVE THE SCRIPTURES ARE RATHER PLAIN CONCERNING ELECTION. I COMPILED SOME VERSES THIS MORNING FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT CONCERNING ELECTION. I AM SURE I HAVE MISSED A FEW BUT THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT GOD BY INSPIRATION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT MENTIONS THE DOCTRINE OF ELECTION MANY TIMES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.

WHAT KIND OF PASTOR WOULD DECLARE THAT HE DID NOT BELIEVE IN ELECTION? I BELIEVE HIM TO BE THE KIND OF MAN WHO HAS LITTLE RESPECT FOR GODS WORD. YOU MAY NOT LIKE THE DOCTRINE OF ELECTION BUT YOU WOULD BE FOOLISH TO DENY THAT IT IS TAUGHT IN THE WORD OF GOD.- MSD

ELECTION:

Romans_9:11  (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)

Romans_11:5  Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.

Romans_11:7  What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded

Romans_11:28  As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes.

1Thessalonians_1:4  Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.

2Peter_1:10  Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

ELECT:

Matthew_24:22  And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.

Matthew_24:24  For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

Matthew_24:31  And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

Mark_13:20  And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect’s sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.

Mark_13:22  For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.

Mark_13:27  And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

Luke_18:7  And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?

Romans_8:33  Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.

Colossians_3:12  Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

1Timothy_5:21  I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.

2Timothy_2:10  Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

Titus_1:1  Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;

1Peter_1:2  Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

1Peter_2:6  Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.

2John_1:1  The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth;

2John_1:13  The children of thy elect sister greet thee. Amen.

 ELECTED:

1Peter_5:13  The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Marcus my son.

CHOSE:

Luke_6:13  And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;

Acts_13:17  The God of this people of Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt, and with an high arm brought he them out of it.

CHOSEN:

Matthew_20:16  So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

Matthew_22:14  For many are called, but few are chosen.

Mark_13:20  And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect’s sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.

John_6:70  Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?

John_13:18  I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me.

John_15:16  Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

John_15:19  If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

Acts_1:2  Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:

Acts_1:24  And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,

Acts_9:15  But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:

Acts_10:41  Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead.

Acts_22:14  And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth.

Romans_16:13  Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine.

1Corinthians_1:27  But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

1Corinthians_1:28  And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:

Ephesians_1:4  According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

2Thessalonians_2:13  But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

2Timothy_2:4  No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

James_2:5  Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

1Peter_2:9  But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

Revelation_17:14  These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

THE FOLLOWING VERSES SPEAK OF GOD THE FATHER “GIVING” A PEOPLE TO HIS SON. THESE PASSAGES CONVEY THE THOUGHT OR SUGGESTION OF GODS CHOOSING OR ELECTING A PEOPLE FOR HIMSELF.

John_6:37  All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

John_6:39  And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.

John_6:65  And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.

John_10:28-29 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.

 John_17:2  As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.

John_17:9  I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.

John_17:11  And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

John_17:24  Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

2Timothy_1:9  Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began…

“The system of truth revealed in the Scriptures is not simply one straight line, but two; and no man will ever get a right view of the gospel until he knows how to look at the two lines at once. For instance, I read in one Book of the Bible, “The Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” Yet I am taught, in another part of the same inspired Word, that “it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.” I see, in one place, God in providence presiding over all, and yet I see, and I cannot help seeing, that man acts as he pleases, and that God has left his actions, in a great measure, to his own free-will. Now, if I were to declare that man was so free to act that there was no control of God over his actions, I should be driven very near to atheism; and if, on the other hand, I should declare that God so over-rules all things that man is not free enough to be responsible, I should be driven at once into Antinomianism or fatalism. That God predestines, and yet that man is responsible, are two facts that few can see clearly. They are believed to be inconsistent and contradictory to each other. If, then, I find taught in one part of the Bible that everything is foreordained, that is true; and if I find, in another Scripture, that man is responsible for all his actions, that is true; and it is only my folly that leads me to imagine that these two truths can ever contradict each other. I do not believe they can ever be welded into one upon any earthly anvil, but they certainly shall be one in eternity. They are two lines that are so nearly parallel, that the human mind which pursues them farthest will never discover that they converge, but they do converge, and they will meet somewhere in eternity, close to the throne of God, whence all truth doth spring.” – C.H. Spurgeon

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