DOESN'T GOD CHOOSE ME, I DON'T CHOOSE GOD?

(Predestined/Elected for Salvation)

 

Below are all the verses regarding Christians which use the word choose, chosen, called, predestined, elected.

 

 

These verses using "choose," "elect" or "called" come from the same Greek word "kletos," and variations such as "kaleo," and "klesis," meaning to INVITE:

 

Romans 1:1, 6, 7;   8:28, 30;   9:11, 24f;   11:29

1 Corinthians 1:1, 2, 9, 24, 26;   7:15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24

Galatians 1:6, 15;   5:8, 13

Ephesians 1:18;   4:1, 4, 14

Philippians 3:14

Colossians 3:15

1 Thessalonians 2:12;   5:24

2 Thessalonians 1:11;   2:14

1 Timothy 6:12

2 Timothy 1:9

Hebrews 3:1;   5:4;   9:15;   11:8, 18

1 Peter 1:15;   2:21;   3:9;   5:10

2 Peter 1:3, 10

Jude 1

Revelation 17:14;   19:9, 11, 13

 

 

These verses using "elect" or "predestined" come from the same Greek word "eklektos" and variations such as "ekloge," and means to CALL out.  These same passages also contain the word INVITE, as you can see from the above:

 

Romans 8:33; 9:11; 11:5, 7, 28;

Ephesians 1:4

Colossians 3:12         

1 Peter 1:2; 2:4, 6, 9; 5:13

2 Peter 1:10

Revelation 17:14

 

 

The following verse uses the word "haireomai" meaning to lift up for oneself, to take:

 

2 Thessalonians 2:13

 

 

The only verses using "choose" or variations left with no close proximity to "invite" passages are these:

 

Romans 16:13 - a particular brother, Rufus

1 Thessalonians 1:4 - chosen because gospel came to them

2 Timothy 2:19 - chosen must turn away from wickedness

Titus 1:1 - knowledge of truth & faith led to hope of eternal life

James 2:7 - belong to God

 

 

The following verses have the word "epikaleo" in it telling sinners to "call" on God requesting salvation.

 

Acts 2:21 - "_________________________ who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."

 

Acts 22:16 - "And now, what are you _________________ for?  Get up, be ______________________ and __________________ your sins away, _____________________ on his name.

 

Romans 10:13-14 - "_____________________ who calls on the name of the Lord will be ________________.  How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in?"

 

1 Corinthians 1:2 - "To the church of God...together with _____ those ______________________ who call on the name of our Lord.

 

1 Peter 1:17 - "Since you call on a Father who judges _________ man's work __________________________."

 

 

Below are verses that show that salvation is offered to everyone

 

Mark 16:15 - "Go into ___________ the world and preach the good new to ___________ creation.  ___________________ believes and is baptized will be saved.

 

John 3:16 - "For God so loved the __________________ that he gave his one and only Son, that ____________________ believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

 

John 3:36 - "___________________ believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever __________________ the son will not see life."

 

1 Timothy 2:4 - "God...wants ____________________ to be saved."

 

2 Peter 3:9b - "God...is patient with you, ________________________________________ to perish, but ___________________ to come to repentance."