I. Election is according to:

     A. The purpose and plan of God - Romans 8:28; 9:11; Ephesians 1:11; II Timothy 1:9

     B. The pleasure of God - Romans 9:15-24; Ephesians 1:3-7

     C. The Grace of God - Romans 11:5.

II. Election is always unto life and blessing - Isaiah 65:9; Mark 13:20; Luke 18:7; Romans 8:28-39; Ephesians 1:3-11.

III. Election is from before the foundation of the world - II Thessalonians 2:13; Ephesians 1:4; II Timothy 1:9.

IV. Election is not conditional upon any good thing in man - Romans 9:11; II Timothy 1:9.

V. The teaching of election by no means destroys the zeal for reaching the lost. True understanding of it will cause one to search diligently for God's children - II Timothy 2:10; Acts 18:10.

VII. God has elected or ordained a certain way in which his elect shall be saved and none shall be saved without coming that way - I Corinthians 1:21; II Thessalonians 2:13; Ephesians 2:10.