Chapter One: Covenant and Election by John Barach
God didn’t predestine anyone to glory because of something in that person, but simply out of His sheer love and grace in Christ. God initiates, not because He sees anything in us, but out of sheer grace.
If we are not comfortable with biblical language, not only hearing it but also saying it, if biblical language sounds strange to us, and if our theology gets in the way of our speaking and receiving the language of Scripture, than what has become of us–we, who are to live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord?
God’s choise was not conditional, but life in the covenant is.
Affirming the reality of apostasy is not denying God’s predestination.
For when he includes us under Abraham’s covenant this word makes us no less certain of their election…
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