Philosophy view of elections
A formal and organized choice by vote of a person for a political office or other position.
The action of electing or the fact of being elected.
Biblical view of elections
“Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies.” Romans 8:33
“Paul, a bondservant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the faith of those chosen of God and the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness.” Titus 1:1
“So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12
“I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of His chosen angels, to maintain these principles without bias, doing nothing in a spirit of partiality.” 1 Timothy 5:21
Ephesians is an amazing descriptive letter about God’s election and His predestining of believers that describes Gods calling of us before the earth even existed. That He predestined us before the earth was even created.
One of the key mountaintop blessings we read about in the book of Ephesians is election. The word has three main meanings:
According to Ephesians 1:4-5 echoes that the loving God almighty, who knows all things, chose us to be his children. Long ago, even before he made the world, God loved us and choose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family
According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, Ephesians 1:4-5 KJV
Some people have problems trying to reconcile human free will with God’s sovereignty. Richards C. Halverson recognised that the former chaplain of the United States senate said (upper house or chamber of a bicameral legislature) Nothing God planned interferes with human freedom, nothing human does frustrates God’s suffering plan.
If we are tempted to think that God is unfair, we need to remember that choosing and the blessing of us unworthy sinners are in the hands of a loving God and His infinitely trustworthy sovereign plan. One thing we can be sure about is God’s will does what is good.
To those of us who struggle with a negative self – image, the doctrine of election gives a great sense of worth. Take for example a shy teenage girl who gets chosen by a handsome boy to attend a senior prom how it that could help her self image, she knows that he chose her beforehand, which can also help boost her confidence, and give her great assurance, If they were to ever get engaged, I am sure it would be real special knowing her fiancé had so many to choose from yet he chose her.
As a teenager attending school everyone around you will probably be chosen at some point to participate in something so it is with college. You on the other hand will probably never get noticed or chosen, but then you found out that Jesus chose you to be his friend and your whole world changes and that brings you real contentment.
When you experience and embrace the love of God in your heart and mind, you will realize that He always wanted you to be His very own and loves you as if there was no one else but you in the whole world. You are a valuable person, chosen by God for a personal relationship. It just doesn’t get any better than that.
Scripture Reading Ephesians 1:3- 14 KJV
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Having predesignated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
HAVE A BLESS DAY.