The Unbreakable Chain

The Unbreakable Chain

For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.

JP: I found this helpful illustration from Romans, an Interpretive Outline, p 70.

Notice the chain of events: Those whom God knew or fixed His heart upon in ages past, He marked out or ordained, and in time He called (effectively), and He justified, and He glorified. “So indissoluble is the chain that the last link is here viewed as an accomplished fact because the first links are so.” (*)

* Moule, Romans, p 157

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