Election and Predestination

"Election and Predestination are but the exercise of God's sovereignty
in the affairs of salvation, and all that we know about them is what has
been revealed to us in the Scriptures of Truth. The only reason why
anyone believes in Election is because he finds it clearly taught in
God's Word. No man, or number of men, ever originated this doctrine.
Like the teaching of Eternal Punishment, it conflicts with the dictates
of the carnal mind and is repugnant to the sentiments of the
unregenerate heart. And like the doctrine of the Holy Trinity and the
miraculous birth of our Savior, the truth of Election must be received
with simple, unquestioning faith."

Arthur Pink