Tuesday, August 14, 2007

If Election is True, Why Should We Evangelize?

When speaking on predestination and election, there is one question that regularly presents itself:
If God in His sovereignty has settled from all eternity who shall be saved, why should we evangelize? God is sovereign not only in the dispersion of His grace but also in His commands for the church. The first thing we must understand is that we are commanded to evangelize. Part of God's divine decree is not only to decree who will be saved but how they will be saved, and he has declared that the elect will be saved through preaching. Let us think hard about the missionary enterprise and the privilege of our involvement in it that it may be said of us, how beautiful are the feet of those who send the preachers so that people may hear, believe, and be saved.

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