Unconditional Election

November 13, 2011 ()

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Northwest Bible Church – Nov. 13, 2012 – Worship Service – Alan Conner

Unconditional Election

Where does saving faith come from?

 

Intro

 

A.  WHY DO SOME BELIEVE AND OTHERS DO NOT?

 

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B.  THE MEANING OF UNCONDITIONAL ELECTION.

 

1) Definition – “Before the foundation of the world, God chose to save certain individuals from among the fallen members of Adam’s race.  His choice was not based on anything in them but solely on His own good pleasure and sovereign will.”

 

2) Exposition in Romans 9 -

a) Election is a fact (vv. 6-13).

b) Election is not based on us (v. 11).

c) Election reflects God’s love (v. 13).

d) Election is not unjust (vv. 14-18).

e) Election and rejection are both the work of the divine Potter (vv. 19-24).

 

C.  MORE BIBLICAL SUPPORT FOR UNCONDITIONAL ELECTION.

 

1) Passages that teach unconditional election.

 

a) God chose the elect before the foundation of the world.  Eph. 1:4; 2 Thess. 2:13;

Rev. 17:8.

b) God’s choice is not based on anything in us.  Jn. 1:12-13; 1 Cor. 1:26-29; Eph.   2:8-9.

c) God’s choice is not based on foreseen faith. Jn. 6:37, 44; 15:16; Acts 13:48; 16:14;                                                                                Phil. 1:29; 1 Jn. 5:1.

 

2) Passages that supposedly contradict unconditional election.  Rom. 2:11; Jn. 3:16; 1 Tim. 2:3-4; 2 Pet. 3:9.

 

D. WHY DOES GOD CHOOSE SOME AND NOT OTHERS?

 

1) Does God love all people equally?

2) What is the reason behind God’s election?  Rom. 9:15-16; Eph. 1:5-6.

 

E.  IMPLICATIONS OF UNCONDITIONAL ELECTION.

 

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Conclusion