Glen Shellrude, “All Are Elect, Few Are Elect: Understanding New Testament Election Language”

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Click on the link to view Glen Shellrude, “All Are Elect, Few Are Elect: Understanding New Testament Election Language”, Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology 30.2 (Autumn 2012) 142-59. This article appeared in the Autumn 2012 issue of the Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology (http://www.s-e-t-s.org.uk/bulletin/archive/2012) and is posted with the author’s and journal’s permission.

Calvinism argues that election language signifies God’s selection of a subset of humanity for salvation while Arminianism understands election as either God’s selection of individuals based on foreknowledge of who will believe or God’s election of a people. This article argues that the intent of election language is simply to affirm the priority of God’s gracious initiative in the person’s coming to faith and salvation.