Friday, October 21, 2011

The Doctrine Of Election And Predestination

The following quote from the Book of Concord (Formula of Concord, Part II) is the doctrine of the Apostolic Lutheran Church of America. This truth is in stark contrast to the common current doctrine of Universalism, which is a deadly heresy.

"8. That those whom he has elected, called and justified, he would eternally save and glorify in life eternal.
      And that in his counsel, purpose and ordination he prepared salvation not only in general, but in grace considered and chose to salvation each and every person of the elect, who shall be saved through Christ, and ordained that in the way just mentioned he would by his grace, gifts and efficacy bring them thereto [make them participants of eternal salvation], and aid, promote, strengthen and preserve them."