11. Does that mean there is no election?

If there were no election, no one would be saved. No one chooses for God by himself. But because God has chosen to save people, people are being saved and their salvation is one hundred percent certain.

Election is not meant to be a blockade preventing you from coming to God, but is instead it is a gate to salvation. As if you are standing before a gate which reads, "Come to me, all ye...". Once you have entered through this gate, the other side reads, "I have chosen you".

Election is not your guarantee or a license to accept God's salvation, but because you have accepted God's salvation, this is proof you were elected.

Election is not an unfortunate fate, but - in hindsight - a foundation of comfort, encouragement and assurance for the believer. Election should not be our starting point, but the conclusion


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