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Election: Individual, Corporate, What?

Phil (from PhilThreeTen) brought up a point regarding election that bore some
investigation. I did this in the past, but since I don’t have access to my
computer I had to do the research over again. Basically I started going through
and finding references to “choice”, “elect”, “chosen”, “chosen one” (and
variations thereof) to see if election is used for an individual and if so—in
what sense. With very little commentary and with the disclaimer that this list
is in no way exhaustive (since I don’t have time to recreate days of research
in a few hours), here’s the list.

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The Way Paint Fumes Effects Concepts of Election

Something else I was just thinking, this time about election and predestination. A common charge against Arminianism that I?ve heard is that basing God?s election on Man?s decision in time makes salvation dependant on Man. Now, I actually agree with that, but I was just thinking how the same charge can be leveled at (some) in the Calvinist camp.

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Five Articles of the Remonstrants

Here’s the five articles of the remonstrants with a whole lot of nothing said on my part because more astute bloggers have made more careful observations with much clearer language.

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Fallacious Argument of Election in Romans 9

I was listening to a preacher talk about why he is a Calvinist and one of his proofs was dealing with the questions of Romans chapter nine and how his answers gel with what Paul writes. I’m not sure if that makes sense right now and I’ll have to go into further detail on how he (and others) do this, but up front I think this argument is flawed.