And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Matthew 24:31
I love this whole chapter of Matthew for bringing prophecies together in such an understandable fashion. But some will say, "Elect, just His elect?" To some, this idea, like predestination, sounds so unfair.
Does God "play favorites?" Let me say, in the most solemn theological terms, "Boy, does He!"
Democracy may be a great political idea, but as theology it is rotten. More to the point, equality in the Bible does not mean everyone. It is limited to groups such as Israel or the Church, and even then there are greater and lesser. Why would anyone be offended by this?
Chris Hedges, a proud liberal, says many so-called liberals champion the rights of the down trodden, but neither know them or mingle with them. Seems like some people are just waiting to accuse God of something, and they think that God choosing some and not others is a perfect example.
Where is the extreme joy in being among the elect? Maybe they feel that this doctrine leaves them out?