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Election



Election is another part of God's Purpose. Where faith is the sufficient condition of salvation, election is the necessary condition. The elect will believe, but not against their wills. God give the elect the ability to trust in Christ.

Acts 13:48
Now when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and glorified the word of the Lord. And as many as had been appointed to eternal life believed.
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God's desire is that all should come to salvation, but He allows human freedom and the choice to rebel against Him, just as Adam and Eve did in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:1-6). Indeed, the state of mankind is that all deserve punishment and none deserve a place in heaven with God.

Romans 3:23; 6:23
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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Election, then, looks back to foreknowledge. Predestination looks forward to our destiny.

Romans 8:28, 29
28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.
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