Friday, October 29, 2010
“Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace." Romans 11:5
"For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.” The relative pronoun throughout refers to the same group each time: no one is lost—from foreknowing, through predestination, through calling, through justification, and to glorification. At any point if we wish to broaden the group beyond those who are actually saved, we violate the grammar of the text and the point of the apostle. Thus, unless we want to hold to universal salvation, we must surely view this text as being restrictive. God’s initiative and efficacy in our salvation are clearly indicated here."-Daniel B. Wallace , Th.M., Ph.D.
It's amazing to me that the Lord would save me, and even more amazingly that He elected to save me before the foundations of the world. I am a sinner, and a rebel, and did not want the Lord, but wanted my own way. And to a degree I even now do. But God.......