Gentiles

Inclusiveness—Not Chosenness—is the theme of the New Testament.

Inclusiveness—Not Chosenness—is the theme of the New Testament.

At first glance, Romans 8:29,30 seems to say, “God first chose you to be conformed to the image of Christ, then he called you, then he made you righteous and then he glorified you.” Chosen, called, saved, glorified—in that order—for each individual person. So, this proves that if Joe was not first chosen, then he cannot be called, saved and glorified. Right? Not quite.