BLOG #86 A CHOSEN PEOPLE #2 12/23/2020
The doctrine of “election” is presented in various parts of the Bible. The word means “chosen.”
He chose us (His original choice) before the foundation of the world. That is, He chose us before the universe was created.
Then why does Jesus say, “… no one can come to Me unless it has been granted him from the Father” (John 6:65, NASB). Does this mean some people can have hope they will be chosen, but others cannot have the same hope?
Just because God chose us before the foundation of the world does not mean we do not have to make the decision to choose Him also. God’s election does not operate separate from our responsibility to believe in Jesus as our Lord and Savior.
The Bible says, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes (commits one’s trust) in Him will not perish, but have eternal life" (John 3:16, NASB)