Don’t think About Election Now, He Died for Sinners Like You
To tell the whole truth, and to not mislead, you need to say that Jesus died for some ungodly sinners like us, and not for all of us.
1. This already happened, and your decision will not change what happened, will not make what happened work.
2. Just because you are just as guilty of sin as those for whom Christ died, don’t assume that you are one of those for whom Christ died.
3. The only way you will know if you are elect, and if God loves you in Christ, is when you believe the true Christ revealed in the true gospel. Most people who believe in “Jesus” are not trusting the same Jesus revealed in the Bible.
4. The only way for you to know that you are now believing in the true Jesus who died only for the elect sinners, is to repent of the false gospel which claims that Jesus died for all sinners. You need to confess that you were lost when you believed this false gospel.
Most preachers like to say things that are true, but then leave out other stuff which is also true, because they don’t want antithesis. Some of these preachers really don’t want sinners to even think about election when they are “getting saved”.
I wonder if these preachers worry that some of God’s elect might not believe the gospel if they were to hear about election. I also wonder if these preachers themselves believe that what the Bible says about election is good news.