1. Election is a sovereign free act of God, through which He determines who shall be made heirs of heaven. True, supported by Romans 9:18 2. The elective decree was made in eternity. False, but close to truth. An elective decree was made in eternity whereby God chose us (corporately as believers in Christ) in Him from the foundation of the world. But God brings his plan of redemption to fruition during the lifetime of those chosen (specific individual election) based on God crediting their faith in His Son as righteousness. This view is supported by John 3:16 and Acts 16:30-31. 3. The elective decree contemplates the race as fallen. This is logical for God had chosen His lamb for the purpose of redemption. 4. The elect are brought from a state of sin and into a state of blessedness and happiness. True, those in Adam are in a state of sinfulness and those in Christ are in a state of righteousness. 5. Election is personal, determining what particular individuals shall be saved. The election before the foundation of the world was individual, God chose the Word to be His Lamb, His Redeemer, and corporate, He chose us in Him corporately. But the election during our lifetime based on God accepting our faith determines what particular individuals are saved. 2 Thessalonians 2:13, 1 Peter 1:1-2, James 2:5, and 1 Corinthians 1:26-30. 6. Election includes both means and ends, — election to eternal life includes election to righteous living here in this world. Those elected are placed in Christ and in Him we are predestined to be conformed to the image of Christ, to a Holy Calling, to adoption as children of God and eternal life. Our faith is protected but our walk is not. 7. The elective decree is made effective by the efficient work of the Holy Spirit, who works when, and where, and how He pleases. Irresistible grace, the gift of faith, the inner call are mistaken doctrines without viable scriptural support. The Holy Spirit, working through individuals from Jesus to the disciples to the believers sharing the gospel is responsible for convicting the world. 8. God's common grace would incline all men to good if not resisted. Everything good comes from God, and fallen man is not inclined to choose what is good, but God’s revelation is sufficient in power to seem good to many people for the fields are white with harvest, who are receptive to the gospel. 9. The elective decree leaves others who are not elected — others who suffer the just consequences of their sin. Those not chosen are those who do not believe in Christ and they are condemned from conception, being “in Adam” and separated from God. These folks face perfect justice in the hereafter including both torment for their sins and eternal punishment for their unbelief. 10. Some men are permitted to follow the evil, which they freely choose, to their own destruction. All men that hear and understand the gospel choose whether to accept fully or reject Christ. God then chooses those whose faith He credits as righteousness.. Ultimately, it does not depend upon the man that wills to be saved but upon God who has mercy upon whom He has mercy. 11. God, in His sovereignty, could regenerate all men if He chose to do so. True, God does as He pleases. But His plan is to choose a people for His own possession that will proclaim His excellencies and bring Him glory. 12. The Judge of all the earth will do right, and will extend His saving grace to multitudes who are undeserving. All men deserve whatever God grants them, either just punishment or mercy, they are the clay and God is the potter. 13. Election is not based on foreseen faith or good works, but only on God's sovereign good pleasure. Election is based on God fulfilling His purpose of choosing folks whose faith He credits as righteousness. 14. Much the larger portion of the human race has been elected to life. False, few are those who find the narrow way that leads to life. 15. All of those dying in infancy are among the elect. Only believers in Christ enter the kingdom of heaven. Innocent non-believers will rest in peace and will not suffer according to God’s perfect justice. 16. There has also been an election of individuals and of nations to external and temporal favors and privileges — an election which falls short of salvation. Election means choice and God chooses folks (individuals and groups) for a variety of reasons, some he blesses and some He hardens and some He causes to be prophets and apostles. 17. The doctrine of election is repeatedly taught and emphasized throughout the Scriptures. True, just not the Calvinist view of Election.