God's Elect

Rom. 8:33 Who shall bring any charge against God's elect?

Who are God's Elect?

Definition of elect, Thayer's:

"Picked out, chosen... chosen by God... to obtain salvation through Christ...said of pious Israelites…

those who have become true partakers of the Christian salvation are contrasted with kleœtoi, those who have been invited but who have not shown themselves fitted to obtain it (others regard the 'called' and the 'chosen' here as alike partakers of salvation, but the latter as the 'choice ones'... appointed by God…

choice, select, i.e. the best of its kind or class, excellent, preeminent: applied to certain individual Christians…

election, choice; a. the act of picking out, choosing…

specifically used of that act of God's free will by which before the foundation of the world he decreed his blessings to certain persons…

the decree made from choice (A.V. the purpose according to election, the standpoint of God's choice they are beloved for the sake of the fathers;

kat' eklogeœn charitos, according to an election which is due to grace, or a gracious election, Rom. 11:5 In the same way then, there has also come to be at the present time a remnant according to God's gracious choice. ;

with the genitive of the person elected, 1Th. 1:4 knowing, brethren beloved by God, His choice of you;

2Pet. 1:10 Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble; the thing or person chosen: equivalent to eklektoi,

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