About God's "Elect"......
If God really wanted every single person on earth to be saved, then He is a miserable failure and simply has not much control of things down here on this sorry planet, but the fact is, this is NOT the case!
Why is it do you think that some believe on Christ and most do not?
Is it that they are smarter than most, or have kind of figured it all out?
Absolutely NOT! It is because God has changed their heart and put His Spirit within them to give them faith and understanding, and wisdom in the things of God!
God WILL, and DOES save whom He will!
Just as one example He gives us is that He chose Jacob and NOT Esau!
Read chapter 9 of Romans and SEE for yourself.
First you need to get a Bible and read what God says to us and NOT what you or I think He says or what He does or doesn't do!
Do you really think that God cannot have a people for Himself according to His perfect will?
Do you really think that if God did not draw those He chooses unto Himself, that man would decide to choose Him and so He just needs to wait upon us?
If God left it up to us, we would NEVER choose Him nor His ways.
He must Himself, give those He chooses a new heart and put His Spirit within them, so that they are "Born Again".
Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you
A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them!
Do you see who is doing ALL the work of salvation here?
It is God alone!
How can we even KNOW His will and His way for us if we did not have His Word ( the Bible) to tell us?
How can we really see our wretchedness if it were not spelled out in detail in His Word, convicting our very soul and conscience as we turn its pages?
For many centuries, man has done his all to disprove the Bible and its 66 books, but has miserably failed again and again. because God wrote the Bible using those He chose to pen His Word for all mankind to read.
It is written in the book of Proverbs 13:13 "He who despiseth the Word, shall be destroyed"
That should be a severe WARNING to EVERYONE who says that there is no Bible that is accurate and/or infallible and therefore they chose not to read it!
They who say this, judge themselves and witness against themselves that they do not approve of God nor His precious Word to them!
Now, the word "Elect" is used in the Bible many, many times.
I will list just a few for you to read so that you can SEE with your very own eyes that He gave you. that it is God Himself who chooses those whom He will, to be a people for Himself.
He is both the Author and Finisher of our faith!
Here are some verses with the word "Elect" ( emphasis mine )
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.
For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the ELECT
And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him
Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's ELECT? It is God that justifieth
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
What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the ELECTION hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded
1 Thessalonians 1:3,4
Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;
Knowing, brethren beloved, your ELECTION of God.
Put on therefore, as the ELECT of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's ELECT
1 Peter 1:1
ELECT according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ
For anyone to deny God's will to ELECT whomsoever He will unto salvation is to thumb their nose at the very God who wrote the Bible.
We who are His chosen are the Bride of Christ, and He certainly will choose His bride!
" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~
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