The Old Testament applies the term “elect” to the Israelites in as far as they are called to be the chosen people, or people of God, or are faithful to their divine call. The idea of such an election is common in Deuteronomy and in Isaiah 40-66.
Does the Bible support election?
Yet, within much of the biblical tradition the idea of election is neither dualistic nor directly linked with one’s salvation or damnation. … Ultimately, Paul concludes that God’s election of Israel stands, even for those who have become “enemies of the gospel,” something he calls a “mystery” (Rom 11:25–28).
What does the Bible say about God’s elect?
The elect are chosen by the foreknowledge of God and by the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit. All who have been chosen by God have been foreknown by Him and have been sanctified by the power of God’s Spirit. The elect are known for their obedience to the commands of Jesus and their sins are covered in His blood.
Where is elect mentioned in the Bible?
Isaiah 42:1: “Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect Chosen One, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.”
Does God choose us or we choose God?
So in the end, God chooses us. When we initially choose Him, it’s only because He has enabled us to do so. Once we are saved, however, the Holy Spirit gives us the ability to choose to go God’s way. Because of the flesh nature, however, we can also choose not to go God’s way.
What does the Bible say about elect angels?
In 1 Timothy 5:21 we read: “In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of the elect angels I charge you to keep these rules without prejudging, doing nothing from partiality.”
Who are the chosen in the Bible?
chosen people, the Jewish people, as expressed in the idea that they have been chosen by God as his special people. The term implies that the Jewish people have been chosen by God to worship only him and to fulfill the mission of proclaiming his truth among all the nations of the world.
Why did God choose Jesus?
When he was baptized God proclaimed that Jesus was his beloved son. After he gave his life for mankind he proved his loyalty and received special possition on heaven to be the king of heavenly kingdom which will rule over the earth. So, God did not choose Jesus among mortal humans as his son.
What do you think God wants for your life?
God wants to give you a purpose. He wants to bestow divine wisdom on you. It’s not like God is holding out on you to make you miserable. He desires you to have a joyful, ambitious, purposeful life.