Election and Evangelism

The concepts of election and evangelism are not contradictory concepts.  The fact that God has chosen a people for Himself before the foundation of the world ought not to hinder our outreach.  The doctrine of election only hinders evangelism if we assume this elect is a small, insignificant number that is difficult to find in a big world like ours.  However, this is not the picture we ought to have.  I was reminded of this as I came across these words from Charles Spurgeon:

“Blessed be God, His elect on the earth are to be counted by millions, I believe, and the days are coming, brighter day than these, when there shall be multitudes upon multitudes brought to know the Savior and rejoice in Him.  The Father’s love is not for a few only, but for an exceedingly great company.  A great multitude that no man can number will be found in heaven.”

– The Essential Works of Charles Spurgeon, page 62.

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