We consider that God is sovereign. He is in absolute control of all things, including who will be saved, a doctrine we call election. We see that this is true for the following reasons:

  • The Bible teaches it 
  • It is impossible that we could ever choose God without His help 
  • If it weren’t for election, we would all have perished

Because election is true, and we can do nothing to save ourselves, we owe God all the glory for salvation. On the other hand, this doctrine should never hold us back from coming to Christ. Jesus says, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.”


Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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