As the author carefully explains what is entailed in the doctrine of unconditional election, he also attempts to answer the following question: how can believers say that the gospel must be preached in all the world, that men must be born again of the Spirit through the preaching of the gospel, and at the same time hold on to the doctrine of the election?
This article discusses the doctrine of the perseverance of the saints, and its connection to the practical questions and challenges in a believer's life.
The article deals with the doctrine of limited atonement. The main texts considered include Jesus' high-priestly prayer in John 17:1-13 and the angel Gabriel's announcement of the birth of Christ in Matthew 1:21. The author shows that Christ did not die on the cross for every man that ever lived but for the specific people chosen by God to believe and enjoy the benefits of salvation. This teaching also relates to the teaching of predestination.