I believe in the doctrine of election, because I am quite certain that, if God had no chosen me, I should never have chosen Him; and I am sure He chose me before I was born, or else He never would have chosen me afterwards; and He must have elected me for reasons unknown to me, for I never could find any reason in myself why He should have looked upon me wiht special love.
-Charles Spurgeon (A Defense of Calvinism)
-What does scripture teach concerning election?
-Why are some Christians opposed to such a belief? Is it emotional opposition or scripture-based opposition?
-What do you believe concerning election?