Monday, October 19, 2009

ELECTION AND THE GOSPEL


Ephesians 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

Ephesians 1:4
According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

Ephesians 1:5
Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

Ephesians 1:6
To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

Here we see that all things in salvation are according to the good pleasure of God's sovereign will, nothing excepted. Being blessed with all spiritual blessings in Christ is according to the good pleasure of God's will.

Election (chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world) is according to the good pleasure of God's will. Our being made holy and without blame before Him in love is according to the good pleasure of His will.

Being predestinated unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself is according to the good pleasure of His will. Our being made accepted in the Beloved (Christ Jesus) is according to the good pleasure of His will. God is the God of all grace, and all these things in salvation are to the praise of the glory of His grace.

By Bill Parker

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