The Analyst

The Analyst
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Monday, October 10, 2016

Who are the Elect ~ Chosen?

Me ~ There are many scriptures in the New Testament that talk about election which is God's sovereign choice to save whoever He wants... whenever.

Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling
and election...2 Peter 1:10.
 As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies for your sake; but as far as
election is concerned... Romans 11:28.
Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or
bad--in order that God's purpose in election might stand ... Romans 9:11.
Knowing your election, brothers loved by God. ... Knowing,
brethren beloved, your election of God. 1Thessalonians 1:4. 
Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant
according to the election of grace. ... Romans 11:5.
What then? Israel has not obtained that which it seeks for; but the
election has obtained it, and the rest were blinded ... Romans 11:7.
And the Lord said to him: Go thy way; for this man is to me a vessel of election,
to carry my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel. ... Acts 9:15.

Yet, if you ask many Christians don't know anything about election. Is it or is it not enough to believe or to seek and you will find? God seeks for man in this fallen world because man would not think to seek after God and do His will. There are none righteous, no not one ~ Romans 3:10.

The question is this: Could you be born again and not saved? I mean being born again in the Spirit and still not be one of God's elect?

John ~ NO! When you respond to the call, you are born again and saved. God's time-fullness and timelessness are not contradictory. He is able to give us free will so He knows all choices. He has a hyper dimensional nature. He can exist in moment in all eternity. He can exist everywhere for a moment. A thousand years is a day and a day is as a thousand years to the Lord.

When you are talking about a hyper-dimensional being, it is not possible to grasp how this is possible. However, God is good all the time and all the time God is good. He is never not good. He gives everybody a chance and everyone has a chance in their life to respond to His calling. The story of the workers in the vineyard are an example of this. Men have no excuse for not believing in Him. If people chose to believe fairy tales invited by men over God's creation which is the visible testimony of God's existence that is their choice. All men are without excuse.

We can look to scripture as well for evidence that God is always good and merciful to those that love Him with all their heart, soul and mind. So, if you love God with all your heart, soul and mind then you will hear His voice. God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose...Romans 8:28.
And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified... Romans 8:30.

God chooses everyone but not everyone chooses God. To you who believe, then, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, "The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone," 1 Peter 2:4.