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Chosen Before the Foundation of the World

The fact that God has chosen anyone from the lump that is made up of sinners is pure mercy. If you are elect in Christ, where ever you are, the following is hard to comprehend. A member of the Godhead would become a man and sacrifice his life and safety and suffer untold abuse that we few sinners could be saved.

It is without question beyond our grasp as to the reasons why God would make this sacrifice. We are told that it was to make His mercy known and show His character, and to make known His power towards those who remain in unbelief, who are not destined for salvation. Belief is God's gift, and is not an ordinary faith, but given only to the elect.

So, then, chosen before the foundation of the world is a deep and amazing subject. In Romans 8 we see:

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[i] have been called according to his purpose.29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might …