What is election?
“…from the beginning God has chosen you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and through belief in the truth.”
— 2nd Thessalonians 2:13
Election is God’s eternal plan, formed before the world began, to save sinners.
In election, the sovereignty of God goes together with the responsibility of people. Election includes evangelism; God chose to save people through hearing the Gospel. We cannot brag about being saved. God chose us; we didn’t choose Him.
(Taken from “Know the Truth:60 Questions and Answers on Christian Beliefs” from First Baptist Church in Tallassee, Alabama; Based on the 2000 Baptist Faith & Message)