Yep, I think Dan Phillips covers all we need to know about election in this wonderful post over at Pyromaniacs. Here’s an excerpt:
Today’s American election takes place (normally) every four years on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November.
The election I’m thinking of took place once only, before the foundation of a world (Ephesians 1:4).
Today’s election involves votes cast by millions of people of wildly varying circumstances, characters, levels of intelligence, and worldviews.
The eternal election only had three participants: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, each the quintessence of perfection in power, wisdom, holiness, and goodness (Ephesians 1:3-14).
Today’s election requires that I take into account the career, character, accomplishments, stated convictions, and proposals of the candidates. My vote must be earned, in my estimation.
The eternal election actually is not only irrespective of (Romans 9:11), but contrary to the deserts of its objects. It is an election “that we should be holy and blameless before him” (Ephesians 1:4). If that is the objective (or outcome) of the choice, then what were we before that choice, if not altogether unholy, and blameworthy?
Read the post in its entirety HERE