"The doctrine of Election in a proverbial nutshell"
I recently came across a dispensationalist's view (disciplemakerministries.org) of election. He calls this "The doctrine of Election in a proverbial Nutshell." I have removed the multiple parathetical statements and verses so as to better understand the flow.
Without furthur ado *drumroll*, "The Doctrine of Election in a Nutshell":
Later he says:
The Promised One of Genesis 3:25 is God’s Son, chosen (elected) from the “foundation of the world” to be both the Redeemer of the lost and both a new and “last Adam” to restore the dominion relinquished to Satan by Adam’s sinful choice. The Promised One would be successful where the first Adam failed. The Promised One would be the “firstborn” of a New Genesis and would become the “door” into this New Genesis to “whosoever” of fallen humanity willing to believe in His death, burial, and resurrection, repent of sin, confess Him as LORD, call on Him to save them, and be supernaturally “born again” “by grace through faith” into the New Genesis “in Christ.” Therefore, this whole group that would become the descendants of the Seed of the Promised One “through faith” would become the elect “in Christ”. Although election does not always translate into the salvation of the individual or group elected, the primary and “eternal purpose” of God in election is a continuing and ongoing faithful remnant for the stewardship and preservation of Truth to His glory to the end of time.
I grew up in a dispensational church, but I had never heard such . Was I just asleep? Is this actually the "normal" dispensational view of election?
All those saved "by grace through faith" down through the Ages are God’s ultimate elect remnant. They were not individuals chosen by God to be saved. These are individuals who chose to believe God and were saved.
Mitchell Road Presbyterian Church
Teach me Your way, O LORD; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name.