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Objections to Election-Objection 1

One: It Is Unjust to Men.

“It makes God to be unfair to those who are not included in the purpose of salvation.”

Answer: Election does not deal simply with men as neutral creatures, but with sinful, guilty and condemned creatures. That any sinner should be saved is a matter of pure grace. Those who are not included in God’s purpose of salvation suffer only the due reward of their deeds.

We may better praise God that he saves any, than charge him with injustice because he does not save all. God can say the following to all men, saved or unsaved:

Friend, I do thee no wrong.…Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own (Matt. 20:13, 15)? The question is not whether a father will treat his children alike (remember some people are the Devil’s children), but whether a sovereign must treat all condemned rebels alike. It is obviously not true that a Governor who pardons one convict from the penitentiary is obligated to pardon all. Such logic is nonsense.

In God’s government, there is still less reason for objection for mercy being shown to some; for God freely offers pardon to all.


William Sasser-Objections to Election

  1. July 4, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Reblogged this on My Delight and My Counsellors.

  2. Chancellor Roberts
    July 4, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    That’s what people seem to miss: God is under no obligation to save anyone. From the moment ofconception, each of us stands guilty before God because we sinned in Adam. The guilt of Adam’s sin is our guilt. Even if that weren’t the case, God is free to do with his Creation as He sees fit.

    • July 5, 2014 at 10:23 am

      Amen. I totally agree. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. Blessings to you.

  3. July 4, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Amen; this is a very very common objection!

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