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The Elect Are Called to Rescue Others

Regarding the doctrine of election, Christopher Wright notes that election isn't just for our individual benefit and salvation. According to the biblical story, election means that "the elect" become agents of blessings to others.

Wright uses the following story:

It is as if a group of trapped cave explorers choose one of their number to squeeze through a narrow flooded passage to get out to the surface and call for help. The point of the choice is not so that she alone gets saved, but that she is able to bring help and equipment to ensure the rest get rescued. "Election" in such a case is an instrumental choice of one for the sake of many.

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