I became consumed with my “election.” My time was selfishly spent in trying to convert other Christians to my theological persuasion rather than sinners to the Savior.
The old bishop said, “No, my dear, God does not have favorites. But He has intimates.”
All glory to God for the increase that we are seeing at Mt. Zion!
Of course Scripture is clear that death is neither from God nor evolution, but is the product of the man’s misuse of his freedom, which is sin, and sin is the progenitor of death.
Even Paul clearly indicates in Eph. 2:1-3 that the believing elect he is addressing were under the wrath of God until they believed.