Election The word "election," or "elect," comes from the Greek word eklectos and occurs about 25 times in the New Testament. It signifies "to pick out, choose, to pick or choose out for one's self, a choosing one out of many."1 The one who does the choosing, the electing, is God.
predestination and election? Predestination and election are both biblical teachings. The English "predestination" is translated from the Greek word proorizo which means 1) to predetermine, decide beforehand; 2) in the NT, of God decreeing from eternity; 3) to foreordain, appoint beforehand.1 https://carm.org/predestination-and-election#footnote1_rzjn9h3 Predestination, then, is the biblical teaching that God predestines certain events and people to accomplish what He so desires. The word proorizo occurs six times in the New Testament, each time demonstrating that God is the one who is foreordaining and bringing about certain events: There is, however, controversy as to the nature of this predestination... see: https://carm.org/predestination-and-election https://carm.org/predestination-and-election ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <he...@hotmail.com> wrote : Well, I thought Yogic Flyers could be the eklektos of our times. Not too seriously, though... Some could seriously agree with the prospect though Trouble is the portending of holy war with Pompeo and Pence at Trump's left and right hand whispering Christian ideologies in to his ear. Jeeezuz!