Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
At this present
and if it be by favour, it is not upon the account of merit. for then mercy would not be mercy.
Esaias also breaks out concerning Israel, " tho' the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant only shall be saved.
Election of grace
Though they are violently prejudiced against the gospel upon your account: yet they are objects of favour upon the account of their having been chosen out of respect to your fore-fathers.
for before they were born, and had done neither good or evil, that the distinction which God had purposed to make might appear to be, not in consideration of their actions, but of his own free call,
having predetermin'd to adopt us by Jesus Christ to be his children, according to the good pleasure of his own will,
some believed what he had said, but others did not believe: