Tag Archive: election

Oct 27

John Owen – On Election and Particular Atonement in the Gospel Call

(1.) The decree of election, considered absolutely in itself, without respect to its effects, is no part of God’s revealed will; that is, it is not revealed that this or that man is or is not elected. This, therefore, cannot be made either argument or objection against anything in which faith or obedience is concerned. …

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Sep 20

Michael Boling – The Glorious Blessing of Adoption (Ephesians 1:3-6)

(This was my contribution to the Servants of Grace series on Ephesians). Ephesians 1:3-6, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should …

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May 20

John Piper – 2 Timothy 2:8–10, Part 3: Election Gives Evangelism Power

If God chooses some for salvation, why do we risk our lives to share the gospel? God’s sovereignty does not replace human effort in ministry; it fills it with power. In this lab, John Piper pulls at the tension and draws several conclusions about our personal ministry to the lost. Please follow and like us:

May 08

John Piper – 1 Thessalonians 1:2–7, Part 3: Invincible Joy Confirms Our Election

That someone experiences joy when they hear the gospel does not necessarily confirm that they are elect. But a certain kind of joy does. In this lab, John Piper talks about what happens when true believers experience suffering because of their faith. Please follow and like us:

Oct 02

John Frame – Election, Calling and Regeneration

Election Election simply means “choice.” The doctrine of election is that, ultimately, it is God’s choice that determines whether someone will be saved or lost. To understand this, recall from chapter 1 the biblical emphasis on God’s comprehensive control over the world. Nothing happens in the world unless God wants it to happen. Recall also …

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Dec 02

William Sasser – Objections to Election

One: It Is Unjust to Men. “It makes God to be unfair to those who are not included in the purpose of salvation.” Answer: Election does not deal simply with men as neutral creatures, but with sinful, guilty and condemned creatures. That any sinner should be saved is a matter of pure grace. Those who …

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Apr 20

John Newton – The Doctrines of Election and Final Perseverance – Excerpts from a letter

…Permit me to remind you in the first place, of that important aphorism, John 3:27 (which by the by seems to speak strongly in favor of the doctrines in question) ” A man can receive nothing, unless it be given him from heaven.” If you should accede to my opinions upon my persuasion only, you …

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Dec 04

Wilhelmus a Brakel – The External and Internal Call

Thus far we have discussed the Surety of the covenant and the partakers of this covenant, the church. We shall now proceed to consider the ways in which the Lord brings these partakers of the covenant into the covenant, and how He leads them to the ultimate goal of eternal felicity. The first aspect of …

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Dec 04

Dr. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones – Effectual Calling and Regeneration

Effectual Calling As we now proceed to consider in detail what exactly it is the Holy Spirit does to us in the application of redemption, I would remind you that I am not insisting that the order which I shall follow is of necessity the right one, and certainly not of necessity the chronological one. …

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