The doctrine of election states that God chose whom he would save, that God’s choice precedes any consideration of our faith.
Here the doctrine of election is first briefly explained in its theological context and then examined more specifically in connection with key biblical passages. Special attention is given to the Gospel of John and 1 Corinthians 1. The ground of election is then explored followed by an application of the doctrine to Christian worship.
Thabiti Anyabwile reflects on a moment when the reality of God’s love in the work of election became evident to him.
Of all people, those who affirm unconditional election have reason to hope for a crowded heaven.
The external call goes to all people. But only the elect experience the internal call.
Why the aliens in the sci-fi hit “Arrival” reminded me of the incarnation—and why, as a Calvinist, the film gave me lots to consider.
How does a mom, who believes that God is sovereign over salvation, find any hope for her children?
Believer, God doesn’t love you because you chose him. He chose you because he loves you.
What begins as an explanation of a debate that can seem academic is revealed to be an immensely practical assurance of salvation.