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Who are the Ones Chosen by God?

Question: It is said in the Bible, “Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifies. Who is he that condemns?” (Romans 8:33-34). This proves that the Lord Jesus has forgiven all our sins through His crucifixion. The Lord doesn’t regard us as sinful, then who can accuse us?

Answer: The Bible says, “Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect?” But we must be very clear who are the ones chosen by God? Those habitual sinners, traitors, those who steal from the offering, fornicators, the fearful, and the hypocritical Pharisees, are they the ones chosen by God? If anyone who believes in God is one He has chosen, then how do we explain the words in Revelation 22:15, “For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and fornicators, and murderers, and idolaters, and whoever loves and makes a lie”? Therefore, not everyone who believes in God is chosen by God. Only those who truly serve the Lord and love God, and have real testimony are ones chosen by Him. For example, Abraham, Job, and Peter are those who obeyed and feared God. They had righteous deeds and testimonies. They were approved by God. No one could accuse them. Yet when did God call all believers righteous? Most people often sin, and still resist and betray God. This is a fact. Lord Jesus never called most of His believers righteous. So “God’s elect” refers to those who do righteous deeds and can follow God’s will.

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