In love he predestined us for adoption through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will.
– Ephesians 1:5
Jesus Christ is the divine Adoption Agency that God works through to bring his children to himself. He predestines and adopts not because he is a mean, old sky fairy who is a control freak. No. God is a loving dad who has an incorruptible will and brings people to himself because he is love and only acts in love toward his children.
For someone to say that God does not elect people for salvation, and that he merely lets us “choose” him, they are essentially holding an open palm at God’s face saying, “No God! You can’t love me like that! I won’t let that kind of love to embrace and encompass me. I won’t allow it!” How selfish and arrogant. How sad. The doctrine of election is the most humbling doctrine in Scripture. It teaches that a loving Father sent his only Son on a rescue mission to earth to save lost and blind people who never had any intention of searching for truth.
God saves people. He adopts his kids through Jesus. He alone get the glory. This is election. This is God’s grace.