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“In the present case the mystery of his will means ‘his secret purpose,’ that purpose of redemption which was hidden for ages, but which he has now graciously revealed.” (Page 38)
“Election is the cause or source of all subsequent benefits.” (Page 29)
“Hence, saints are those who are cleansed by the blood of Christ and by the renewing of the Holy Spirit and are thus separated from the world and consecrated to God.” (Page 26)
“If election is for holiness, as the apostle teaches here, it follows, firstly, that individuals, and not communities or nations, are the objects of election; secondly, that holiness cannot in any form be the ground of election. If men are chosen to be holy, they cannot be chosen because they are holy. And, thirdly, it follows that holiness is the only evidence of election. For one who lives in sin to claim to be elected for holiness is a contradiction.” (Page 32)
“So revelation in this passage is not understood as the knowledge of future events, nor the prophetic gift, nor inspiration. It is something which all believers need and for which they should pray. It is that manifestation of the nature or excellence of the things of God which the Spirit makes to all who are spiritually enlightened, and of which our Saviour spoke when he said in reference to believers, ‘They shall all be taught of God.’” (Page 53)