Unconditional Election: An Interview with J. I. Packer

Friday, 01 May 1992

He saved us, and we ought to be thanking Him for our conversion and for the fact that each day he keeps us in grace...
MR: Dr. Packer, what exactly do people mean by unconditional election? Packer: It is a phrase which folk use to express this thought: that because we sinners are helpless, God has to take all the steps that are necessary in order to bring us to faith and fellowship with himself and finally to eternal life. Unconditional election is the name for the choice God makes to do that in any particular case, and it has to be unconditional because if God waited for man to merit it, he would wait forever. ...

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