How does God choose people for salvation? 2nd Thessalonians 2:13 says, “… because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through the sanctification of the Spirit and the belief of the truth.” Jesus illustrates this very clearly for us in Matthew 22:1-14. The invitation goes out to all. All are called. Some receive the invitation, others don’t. The ones that receive the invitation are called the elect. “Many are called, but few are chosen.”
Here’s the process: “God … chose” — that’s election. The choice was for salvation. “Through” — it speaks of the means of the choice. “Sanctification by the spirit.”

When does the sanctification of the spirit begin? It’s going on through your whole life. How many times did God reach out to you? And what’s the Scripture that we would relate this to? John 16:7–11, “When He comes, He will convict the world of sin, righteousness, and of judgment.” Every member of the human race is convicted by the Holy Spirit regarding those three things. We are all sinners. What we need is righteousness. If we reject righteousness, we get judgment. The Holy Spirit works to bring every soul to the knowledge of Christ.

Thanks to the Jesus Film Project for scenes in this video.

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