ARE YOU ONE OF GOD'S ELECT?
Did you know that God's love is without beginning, without cause, and without end? His love is eternal, unchangeable, and everlasting. That means that ALL WHO ARE LOVED OF GOD NOW WERE LOVED OF GOD BEFORE THE WORLD WAS MADE, AND SHALL BE LOVED OF GOD FOREVER, NO MATTER WHAT! This is the teaching of Holy Scripture (Jer. 31:3; Mal. 3:6).
The love of God is the cause of all his acts of grace. IN ETERNAL LOVE GOD CHOSE A GREAT MULTITUDE OF SINNERS UNTO SALVATION IN CHRIST BEFORE THE WORLD BEGAN (Eph. 1:4-6). And God will never change his mind! All whom he chose and predestinated to eternal salvation in Christ shall be saved. Not one of God's elect shall perish! ARE YOU ONE OF GOD'S ELECT?
Peter admonishes us to make our "calling and election sure" (2 Pet. 1:10). How can I do that? How can I be sure that I have been chosen and called of God unto salvation? Answer one question - DO YOU TRUST JESUS CHRIST ALONE AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR? If you do, your faith in Christ is the evidence of your election in Christ and your redemption by Christ (Heb. 11:1). Your faith is the result of the Holy Spirit's regenerating call (Eph. 2:8-9).
Yes, thank God, I am one of his elect. My faith in Christ is my assurance of my election before the world began. ARE YOU ONE OF GOD'S ELECT?
Pastor Donald S. Fortner
GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH OF DANVILLE
2734 Old Stanford Road
Danville, Kentucky 40422