Chapter Four: Particular Redemption(pg 9 of 29)
Chapter 4. PARTICULAR REDEMPTION
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:
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.
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.