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Chosen for Salvation

Elect of God: LXX

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Category C: Chosen to be Choice

[dropcap class="article-dropcap"]C[/dropcap]ontrary to how G1588 is often defined, this sense of the word does not exist in the LXX.  G1588 never described individuals who were chosen by God to receive righteousness.  The reader is invited to verify this in the appendix.

What about the following verse?

But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth (2 Thessalonians 2:13)

This is a significant verse that needs to be addressed.  However, the word translated ‘chose’ in this verse is G0138, a word that is unrelated to G1588.  The point of this discussion is to examine the meaning of G1588 and the related words.  Thus, the above verse is beyond the scope of our study.  It will need to be addressed in a different study.

*You may be interested to read the article posted at the Uplook website regarding 2 Thess. 2:13.