So if you didn’t know, a few months ago I began a series of posts on the doctrine of election. My goal was to write simple and straightforward posts on election that most any Christian could read and understand. I hope in these posts, I have shown that unconditional election is constantly taught throughout the Bible. I focused mainly on the New Testament, but I think I made clear that this doctrine’s foundation is clearly laid out in the Old Testament. I also wrote a post discussing some common verses brought up in opposition to unconditional election.
Bottom line in these posts, I hope I have made clear that unconditional election is taught in the Bible and therefore it is a doctrine that ought to move us to worship the LORD more fervently and spread the good news of Christ more faithfully. Thus, I also labored to make clear the connection between evangelism and election because I believe firmly that a firm grasp of the unconditional nature of election encourages evangelism. I wrote a TON of posts about election, so I decided it would be a good idea to lump all those posts together to make them easier to find. I hope you find these helpful and most of all I hope that they encourage you worship our great God and spread the good news of His greatness to the ends of the earth!
I have tried to list these in the order I originally wrote them:
Richard Land on Election: More Insight from the John 316 Conference (I debated in my mind whether or not I should link to this article, but reading about the John 316 Conference was part of what encouraged me to post some good resources on unconditional election, so this article perhaps reveals why I think its important to be discussing unconditional election given what some are saying).
If you would like to listen to some excellent mp3s on the doctrines of grace, I highly recommend these lectures by Dr. Thom Schreiner (the lectures on the DoGs are from the 2006 C. H. Spurgeon Conference) as well as these addresses by Dr. John Piper (particularly the seminars on TULIP). Both of these aided me in writing these posts.