Matt 24:31 31And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Does God have a elect people ? There is one scripture that says God's own elect. Lk 18:7 7And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? Is the fact that God has an election a theory of a man name calvin, or is it a scriptural truth ? I believe those who in unbelief and disdain, that shrug off election and other similar truth's of scripture as that of being the mere opinion of a man, will have much to answer for in the day of Judgment, which is not far away. I will by God's Grace provide scriptural proof that election is the word of God, in that God, before the world began, made a distinction, a election among His creature man, choosing who would be objects of His special and peculiar Love and Favor. To begin lets look at a few verses of scripture. Deut 7:6; Ps 135:4; Isa 41:8-9 Deut 7:6 6 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth. What is truly amazing, is that most adversaries of the blessed Truth of election, have no problem receiving this Truth here in Deut, however they accept it as being applied to a carnal, natural people, Natural Israel, ethnic jews, but they reject the ideal of it applying to a Spiritual People, of all different ethnicities, having been Chosen in Christ before the foundation Eph 1:4 4According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: I have news for you, the Chosen in Deut 7:6 are the same exact Chosen in Eph 1:4. The Love God Loved them with in Deut 7:7 7The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: This is the same Love spoken of in Eph 1:4 4According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: God does not have different Love, its always grounded in His elective purpose in Christ Jesus per Rom 8:39 39Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Now what makes us believe that this Love in Rom 8:39 is any different from the Love of God spoken of in Deut 7:7 ? There is no difference, its the same Love, for the same People, just that in Rom the Love is found out to be of a wider dimension than first revealed in Deut 7:6-7. For God so loved the World in that same manner Nicodemus. Jn 3:16. Thats Jesus point in Jn 3:16, that God had a Chosen, special, peculiar, people unto Himself, above all other People upon the Face of the earth. James describe them here Acts 15: 13And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me: 14Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name. This is part of the same People God spoke to in Deut 7:6-7, but it was not known then, but they too are of the Seed of Abraham Gen 17:5 5Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee. The Seed of Abraham, no matter what race or geographical location, are the Chosen or Elect of God.