Daily Bread 10/4/2022


    Daily Bread – October 4, 2022 (The Third Day – Genesis 1:9-13) 2 Peter 1:10 – On account of this brethren, instead be diligent to make your calling and election sure; for doing these things, you shall never stumble. God’s Perspective On Election The doctrine of election as taught by the Scripture is, in fact, a divine selection of all men unto salvation. The divine selection of all men to salvation is stated in no uncertain terms when Paul said that God has “commanded all men everywhere to repent” (Acts 17:30). The Greek noun ‘ekloge’, translated “election”, is used only seven times in the New Testament. It is not used at all in any of the canonized books of the Septuagint. The word means “divine selection”. The doctrine of ‘election’ or ‘divine selection’ can easily be understood once a person decides who it is that God loves, and who it was that Christ died for. Upon the realization that God loves the whole world and Christ died that all men might be saved, the doctrine of election becomes easy to understand. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen