Who Are The Elect In The Bible?

Aug 28, 2023    Michael Weidman, Bailey Mullens

In this episode, our hosts explore the topic of election in the Bible and its relationship to humility. They examine the story of Saul and how his lack of humility led to his downfall, highlighting the vital role that humility plays in biblical leadership. The hosts also address common misconceptions surrounding election and break down the Greek and Hebrew origins of the word "elect." They explore the relationship between election and calling, salvation, free will, grace, love, justice, and mission, emphasizing the complexity and richness of this important biblical concept. Throughout their discussion, the hosts emphasize the importance of context and humility in our response to God's election and calling. The episode concludes with a summary of the key takeaways and a call to action for listeners to reflect on their own understanding of election and how it relates to their faith.


0:00 - Introduction

2:13 - Defining Election

6:00 - The Story of Saul

10:45 - The Importance of Humility in Leadership

14:30 - Misconceptions About Election

18:00 - The Greek and Hebrew Origins of Election

22:30 - Election and Calling

26:00 - Election and Salvation

30:00 - The Role of Free Will in Election

34:00 - The Complexity of Election

38:00 - The Importance of Context

42:00 - The Relationship Between Election and Grace

46:00 - The Role of Humility in Our Response to Election

50:00 - The Relationship Between Election and Love

54:00 - The Relationship Between Election and Justice

58:00 - The Relationship Between Election and Mission

1:02:00 - Conclusion