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Sorry Calvin, God Foreknew Israel (Part 2 of 2)

Foreknowledge Foreknowledge is a companion of election – but just like election, foreknowledge is a general reference to God having known the Israelites beforehand. Consider Paul’s definitive statement: “So I ask, God has not rejected his people, has he? Absolutely not! For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin.God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew [proginosko προγινώσκω].” ... Read More »

Sorry Calvin, God Elected Israel (Part 1 of 2)

The biblical usage of “election” has absolutely nothing to do with salvation contrary to the teaching of Calvinism. Calvin summarizes this foundational doctrine in his book Institutes of the Christian Religion (Book 3 chapter 21): “Of the eternal election, by which God has predestinated some to salvation, and others to destruction.”He qualifies his summary by stating: The predestination by which God adopts ... Read More »

Reader Comments on ‘Why God Did Not Elect Calvinists’

I received this email and wanted to share it and encourage you to read or listen or watch Why God Did Not Elect Calvinists. I believe the identity of Israel is foundational for the study of the end times. This morning I listened to “Why God Did Not Elect Cavlinists” while I was getting ready for work. Having grown up ... Read More »

The Elect in Matthew 24: Jews or Gentiles?

Who are the elect that Jesus spoke of when He said “for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened”?  Who are the elect to whom “false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders…”? Finally, who are the elect He spoke of when He said “Immediately after the tribulation of those days… he shall send his ... Read More »

Why God Did Not Elect Calvinists Lecture

“Election, elect, chosen” (and the derivatives) are terms that have nothing to do with one’s eternal destiny. Scripture does speak at length of “the elect” and “the chosen” but these terms are devoid of the Calvinistic sense of someone who has been chosen to receive eternal life. The term elect and its derivatives therefore are not salvific in meaning but ... Read More »

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