VI. Questions and Answers on Being Saved and Being Finally Saved
Question 2: It is said in the Bible, “Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifies. Who is he that condemns?” (Rom 8:33-34). This proves that the Lord Jesus’ crucifixion on the cross forgives us of all sin. The Lord doesn’t see us as sinners anymore. Who can accuse us now?
Answer: “Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect?” Here, we must be very clear. Who, exactly, are members of God’s elect? Those frequent sinners, they who sell out the Lord and their friends, they who eat God’s sacrificial offerings, they who blaspheme, those corrupted, hypocritical Pharisees, are they God’s elect? If anyone that believes in God is part of God’s elect, then how do we explain what the prophecies say, “For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and fornicators, and murderers, and idolaters, and whoever loves and makes a lie” (Rev 22:15). Therefore, not all people that believe in God are part of God’s elect. Only those who really serve the Lord and love God, those that bear witness to Him are part of God’s elect. People like Abraham, Job and Peter obey God and revere God. They were righteous people and witnesses. What they did obtained God’s grace. No one could control them. When did God say that all the faithful were righteous? The majority of people often sin, resist God and betray God. That is a fact. Lord Jesus never said the majority of believers were righteous. Therefore, the people God is talking about include the righteous people that can implement God’s will.
from the movie script of Stinging Memories