Manuscript Releases, vol. 6 [Nos. 347-418]


MR No. 410—Predestination

[Ephesians 1:1-8 quoted in full.] 6MR 388.1

These promises are not made to a few, but to all who will come to the heavenly banquet that God has prepared by sending His Son to our world to die in our behalf, that through faith in Him, we should become one with God. The praise and glory of His grace, power, and wisdom is the effectual salvation of a peculiar people. Wonderful possibilities are provided for every one who has faith in Christ. No walls are built to keep any living soul from salvation. The predestination of which God speaks includes all who will accept Christ as a personal Saviour, who will return to their loyalty, to perfect obedience to all God's commandments. This is the effectual salvation of a peculiar people, chosen by God from among men. All who are willing to be saved by Christ are the elect of God. It is the obedient who are predestinated from the foundation of the world. 6MR 388.2

There is a serious, solemn work to be done at this time. In all places the standard is to be lifted.—Letter 126, 1898, pp. 1, 2. (To J. H. Kellogg, December 18, 1898.) 6MR 388.3

Released March 11, 1975.