The doctrine of election causes a lot of confusion for a lot of Christians. So much so, that we have two major opposing positions on what election is and how it works. Calvinism represents one position, and Armininism represents the other. Calvinists believe that God chooses certain individuals for salvation, while purposely choosing to leave everyone else without hope. Arminians believe that Christ died for all, and that salvation is available to all who hear the gospel message. Our understanding of election reflects that belief.
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