The Logic of Election

Divine election is the foundation of sanctification, and not the other way around (1 Peter 1:1-2). Everything depends upon God taking the initiative. This, of course, is the reason why, when rightly understood, the doctrine of election never leads to moral carelessness, although that accusation has often been leveled against it. The logic of election is not: ‘I have been chosen for salvation, and so I can live any way I please’, but ‘I have been chosen for salvation, and therefore, I will live in a way that pleases God.

– Sinclair Ferguson 


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