Episode 3.6 The Means of Predestination

How does God’s ordaining all things establish second causes? What is a biblical definition of “elect”? Is election personal and individual? What does “redemption” mean? What is a biblical definition of calling, justification, sanctification, and glorification? How can we understand the comprehensive nature of salvation? How are all of these benefits “in Christ”? How does God communicate them to us? These are just a few of the questions we discuss in this week’s episode. Join Shawn, Joel, Nathan, and Kyle as we sit down to discuss Westminster Confession of Faith 3.6:

As God has appointed the elect unto glory, so has He, by the eternal and most free purpose of His will, foreordained all the means thereunto. Wherefore, they who are elected, being fallen in Adam, are redeemed by Christ, are effectually called unto faith in Christ by His Spirit working in due season, are justified, adopted, sanctified, and kept by His power, through faith, unto salvation. Neither are any other redeemed by Christ, effectually called, justified, adopted, sanctified, and saved, but the elect only.

For More Resources On Today’s Topic Check These Books Out:

The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination by Lorraine Boettner

Concerning the Eternal Predestination of God by John Calvin

Teaching Predestination by David Kranendonk

Redemption Accomplished and Applied by John Murray

Election and Free Will by Robert Peterson

What are Election and Predestination by Richard Phillips


Systematic Theology by Louis Berkhof

Christ and the Decree by Richard Muller

Divine Will and Human Choice by Richard Muller

The Death of Christ by John Owen (volume 10 of Works)

Some Thoughts on Predestination” by BB Warfield

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