The Golden Chain

R.C. Sproul

Series: Predestination

Will all who are called by God be justified? Are all who are called predestined to be glorified? Perhaps you believe that God looks down the corridor of time and sees all that will choose him, and based on that choice, God then predestines people. This extremely quick summary is known as the Prescient view of election, or more commonly known as the foreknowledge view. If that is the view you hold to, then you stand with the majority. The favored scripture passage to defend this position is Romans 8:29 where we find what is known in theology as the Golden Chain. Foreknowledge, predestination, calling, justification, and glorification are the highlighted links to that chain in this passage.

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