Excellent thoughts here concerning the Church and corporate election. When we rightly divide the word of God, we see that His plan for the Church, His Bride, is truth from His Word. We are His people. We are who He chose…the Bride of Christ. This is a dominant theme throughout all of Scripture which we have our great and living hope.
To hear Professor Flowers give a clear concise summary of the corporate view of election CLICK HERE.
Here is an another excellent concise summary of the doctrines of conditional election and predestination from the corporate election perspective, which differs from the traditional Arminian view of individual election based on foreseen faith.<borrowed with permissionfrom SEA Blog siteand with some edits>
Both the traditional view and the corporate election view are allowed in SEA, for both conceive of election and predestination as conditional on faith in Christ. This material comes from Zondervan’s NIV Life Study Bible (now available only in the KJV under that name but still with the NIV or other translations). The description of the doctrines of election and predestination is followed by some comments quoted from the study Bible’s notes on 1 Peter 1:2 and Romans 8:29 to show how the corporate election perspective might view…
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