The Elect

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Author's Bias | Interpretation: conservative

When God speaks of people that He calls His own possession (Ex 19:5-6; 2 Chron 7:14), the people He has chosen to be their God, they are also known as the "elect" (Luke 18:7).

God's choice of a person may not mean that a person is of the elect; however, if of the elect, that person listened and was obedient to God (Ex 19:5-6).

An example of this is seen when the apostle Peter is speaking of people being given a choice to believe or not, and those who chose to believe are designated as "a chosen race":

It is those who have faith in Jesus Christ

For this is contained in Scripture:

"Behold, I lay in Zion a choice stone, a precious corner stone,
And he who believes in Him will not be disappointed."

This precious value, then, is for you who believe; but for those who disbelieve,

"The stone which the builders rejected,
This became the very corner stone," and,
"A stone of stumbling and a rock of offense";

for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, and to this doom they were also appointed. But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; (1 Peter 2:6-9)

How does an invisible God make known His desire for people whom He can call His own?

For deeper study:

What does the Greek term "eklektos" mean?

Series: The Doctrine on Salvation
Examples of Election - Workers of God

Series: The Doctrine on Salvation
God Draws

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