Recently Jordan sent in a question to Apologia Studios concerning Ephesians 1:4 and the contradictions in this passage to Calvinism. The guys at Apologia discussed this question in one of their recent radio shows which you can view in the link below. In this episode of Rightly Dividing, Jordan gives a reply to Apologia Studios and their answer to his question.
This episode looks at a quote from John Piper about election in Ephesians 1 and discusses the issues with the perspective that he teaches.
Being chosen by God is a spiritual blessing, and Ephesians 1 says that God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing IN CHRIST. This means that the moment in time where believers receive every spiritual blessing (including being chosen) is the point in time when we come to be in union with Jesus Christ. So at what point in time does this take place for believers? The answer to this question sheds a lot of light on what it looks like for believers to be chosen by God.
We must learn to confidently embrace the truth of who God says we are.