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meaning of elect, according to the Gospel.
The elect are
simply the persons whom have believed, have repented and have baptised,
as Jesus has demanded they do.
The proof we
read in the following text:
And shall not
God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he
bear long with them?
apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus,
Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
according to the
foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit,
unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto
you, and peace, be multiplied
The elder unto
lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but
also all they that have known the truth;
of thy elect sister greet thee. Amen.
3: 8 But
now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy
communication out of your mouth.
3: 9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the
old man with his deeds;
3: 10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in
knowledge after the image of him that created him:
3: 11 Where
there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision,
Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
3: 12 Put
on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies,
kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a
quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
17: 14 KJV
make war with
the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords,
and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
fight with the
Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them, because he is Lord of lords,
and King of kings, and they that are with him are called, and elect, and faithful.
It is very clear that the writers and speakers communicate to the
Christians and not to any other people who we can identify as 'Elect'.
More proof we receive from the following quote which of Jesus:
Many are called but few are chosen! We are all called to believe
without to see, then repent and baptise for the remission of sin and
the gift of the holy ghost. Many hear, but they do not believe:
and so they are called, but are not chosen, for they deny the truth.
MAT 22: 14 For many are called, but few are chosen.
MAT 20: 16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.
Gates Of Hell Shall Not Prevail Against It
Through the ages Catholics
and other Nicolaitans tried to defy the above quotation by Jesus, oppressing
and murdering many, deceiving and misleading many more, but they have not
and shall not prevail against 'His Church'.