Pastor Ralph Ovadal
When it comes to election, it is a dangerous mistake to create scenarios based on human reason, couple several proof texts to your argument, and then pretend there are no hard-to-comprehend aspects to your doctrine. Rather, we must humble ourselves, study the Scriptures, and draw our conclusion on election based on the Scriptures alone, not on all sorts of 'what ifs.' Today we will look at 'what is' as revealed by the Scriptures. All we know about the unseen work of God in the salvation of souls is what we read about in His revealed Word. The question before us is this: Are God's people chosen and then saved, or are we saved and then chosen? Are we chosen to salvation, or are we the unchosen chosen?
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