[dropcap class="article-dropcap"]W[/dropcap]hen the scripture spoke of God G1586'ing, it spoke of God making a deliberate and unchanging choice of specific individuals (or things) for which there was a clearly defined purpose.  Never was G1586 used to speak of God choosing someone to be saved from the judgment of their sins.  In fact, in the survey of the categories of God’s choosing, we can see that only one category included no unsaved persons: the group spoken of in Ephesians 1:4 - those who were in Christ.

It is clear that this chapter does not exhaustively demonstrate that G1586 was never used to speak of God’s choice of someone to be saved.  For this reason, an appendix has been posted which lists each occurrence of the word in both the LXX and the NT.  Any who desire to verify the absence of this choice in scripture may find the appendix helpful.