Theological Term of the Week: Reprobation

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This week’s term: Reprobation – The state of man in his fallen condition and, in its final and ultimate stage, the effect of his being justly left by God to himself, and in that final condition, beyond design or possibility of help or salvation.

Election – The activity of God in choosing out of Adam’s fallen and depraved race, certain individuals to eternal salvation and glory. This is absolutely unconditional, in that this choice, as revealed in scripture, is not based upon any seen or foreseen goodness in action or nobility of character, as the reason for those objects of choice to be chosen.

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