Meaning of ELECTION,UNCONDITIONAL in English

ELECTION,UNCONDITIONAL

One of Calvin's five points of theology. The doctrine states that God has decided, totally on the basis of his own criteria, to select a small minority of humans and lead them to a saving knowledge of the gospel. The majority of humans are not elected. Without God's help, the gospel is incomprehensible to them; they will never be saved; they will spend eternity in Hell without hope of mercy or an end to their torture. Some Christians believe that God elects that minority of humans for salvation that he knew would eventually choose Him.

English glossary of religious terms.      Английский глоссарий религиозных терминов.