Part One: Doctrine

Chapter Four: Particular Redemption(pg 9 of 29)



               a. General. The Bible teaches that even though all humanity deserves God's wrath and eternal condemnation, God by His grace and mercy, and according to His own sovereign choice, has a people that he has elected and chosen and who he everlastingly loves. According to his own purpose and grace God has elected and chosen a definite number out of the human race to grace and glory. According to the divine covenant of grace and redemption made between the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, even before the world began, the salvation of God's people was made secure, and they are all by the blood of Jesus Christ redeemed and eternally saved.  

               b. Proof Scriptures. The scriptures that teach particular redemption or that Christ died for a certain number fixed by the sovereignty of God include the following:

Ephesians 1:4-5 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his.  

               c. God's Everlasting Love. God has an everlasting love for his chosen people and it is according to God's love for them that they are saved and eternally secure:

Jeremiah 31:3 The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

John 6:37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

John 6:39 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.

John 10:28-29 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.  

              d. God's Election. God has chosen or elected a definite number of the human race to be his people. This choice and election is solely of God and according to his purposes, and is not in any way according to anything in the chosen or because of any choice that they make. The elect are the objects of God's love even when they are yet in their sins and without their first having been any change on their own part:  

Romans 9:11-12 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth; ) It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.

1 Thessalonians 1:4 Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.

Malachi 1:2-3 I have loved you, saith the Lord. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the Lord: yet I loved Jacob, And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.

John 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

1 Thessalonians 1:4 Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.

1 Peter 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: