We Preach Election

mahanWe preach election because there is not a single blessing that comes to us from the hand of our Redeemer that is not stamped with the hand of God’s electing love.  The Scriptures say, “God hath blessed us according as He hath chosen us” and “God hath chosen you to salvation” and “He hath chosen us that we should be holy” and “The God of our fathers hath chosen thee that thou shouldst know His will”.  It is not in ourselves that these blessings are contained.  We have them because of our union with Christ, and we are united with Christ because of the Father’s divine and sovereign choice.  Let us never imagine that the atoning sacrifice of Christ was intended to make an angry God willing to be merciful.  That is not the truth.  Jesus Christ died not to create love in the heart of God but to open a just and righteous way for that mercy and love which is there from all eternity.  God’s mercy and love went forth to us before the Savior came.  That is why He came!  Spiritual blessings are heavenly blessings.  They come from heaven and are of a heavenly nature.  We enjoy these in Christ because He has purchased them for us and has gone there to possess them for us in His own name.

Pastor Henry Mahan

About Greg Coleman

I am a Particular Baptist who affirms the absolute sovereignty of the triune Godhead in all things. The fullness of the Godhead dwells in the God-man Jesus Christ. He is the Creator, Sustainer, Redeemer, Disposer and Judge of all that ever was, is now or ever shall be. Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and men. He was made to be sin for his people and saved them from their sins by his substitutionary, sacrificial death on the cross thereby satisfying the justice and wrath of God against them. The sufficiency of his death to the satisfaction of God’s justice is proven by his physical resurrection from the dead and enthronement in glory at the right hand of the Father. Jesus Christ is coming again to judge the living and the dead. Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.
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7 Responses to We Preach Election

  1. icamewithasword says:

    A great article; thanks for posting.

  2. kip says:

    And to hell with those whom God did not elect.

  3. jm says:

    Excellent quote br. Greg.

  4. jm says:

    Reblogged this on Feileadh Mor and commented:
    Dig it!

  5. Jesaja 66:2 says:

    Good Quote!
    Keep on writing/blogging …more often 😉

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