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In individual election.
Rom. 3. 1. What advantage then hath the Jew? and what profit is there of circumcision? Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.
Rom. 9. 4. Who are Israelites: to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises; Whose are the fathers, and of whom, as concerning the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, God blessed forever.
241. Has God elected any individuals to sanctification and salvation ?
Mat. 20. 16. So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.
Mat. 24. 22. But for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
Jn. 13. 18. I speak not of you all; I know whom I have chosen.
Jn. 15. 16. Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained
and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain. 19. I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world
Ac. 13. 43. And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal lise, believed.
Rom. 8. 28. The called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his son.
Rom. 9. 10. When Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac, (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God, according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth,) It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated. What shall we say then, Is there unrighteousness with
In individual election-In effectual calling. God? God forbid. For he saith to Moses: I will have mercy, on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.
Rom. 11. 5. Ev so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. 7. What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.
Ep. 1. 4. According as he hath chosen us in him, before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love. 11. In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will.
1 Th. 1. 4. Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.
1 Th. 5. 9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Th. 2. 13. God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit, and belief of the truth.
1 Pet. 1. 2. Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ.
242. Are persons elected before they believe ?
Ep. 1. 4. According as he hath chosen us in him, before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.
Rev. 17. 8. And they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, (whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world,) when they behold the beast.
243. Does God effectually call his elect to his serdice? Ac. 2. 39. The promise is unto you, and to your
In salvation by grace.
children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
Rom. 1. 6. Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ: To all that be in Rome, beloved of God called to be saints: Grace to you, and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Rom. 8. 30. Moreover, whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified,
Rom, 9. 23. And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, Even us, whom he hath called.
Rom. 11. 29. For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
1 Cor. 1. 9. God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. 23. We preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness; but unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
1 Th. 2. 12. Walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.
1 Pet. 2. 9. Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people, that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.
244. Are election, calling, and salvation of grace? Ac. 20. 24. The gospel of the grace of God.
Rom. 3. 24. Being justified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. Rom. 5. 8. While we were yet sinners, Christ died
15. But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gist by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift. For the judgment was by one to condemna
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tion, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; inuch more they which receive abundance of grace, and of the gift of righteousness, shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.
Rom. 9. 16. So then, it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy.
Rom. 11. 5. Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. And if by grace, then it is no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace.
1 Cor. 4. 7. Who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive?
1 Cor. 15. 10. By the grace of God I am what I am.
Gal. 1. 6. I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ, unto another gospel.
Ep. 1. 5. Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of
Ep. 2. 4. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, bath quickened us together with Christ; (by grace are ye saved;) and hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places, in Christ Jesus: that in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved, through faith; and that not of yourselves it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
2 Tim. 1. 9. Who hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began. 1 Pet. 1. 10. Of which salvation the prophets have
In silvation by grace, opposed-In vessels of wraih. inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you.
245. What are the common feelings of mankind towards the gospel of the grace of God?
Lk. 15. 28. And he was angry, and would not go in; therefore came his father out, and entreated him. And he answering, said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment; and yet thou never gavest_me
a kid, that I might make merry with my friends: But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy liv. ing with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.
Rom. 10.3. For they, being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
1 Cor. 1. 18. The preaching of the cross is to them that perish, foolishness. 23. We preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness.
246. Do the purposes of God include moral evil, or any "vessels of wrath ?”
Ex. 9. 16. And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee
up, for to show in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.
Pr. 16. 4. The Lord hath made all things for bimself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
Mk. 4. 11. Unto them that are without all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.
Ac. 2. 23. Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain.
Ac. 4. 27. For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pi