For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe.
It wasn’t too long ago that we were assured in the name of protecting the Gospel and the Reformed Faith that God was “in no way” the savior of any except those predestined to everlasting life.
Now we are hearing similar absolute negatives about being united to Christ. None of this is either Biblical or “Reformed.” The Westminster Larger Catechisms asks and answers:
Q. 63. What are the special privileges of the visible church?
A. The visible church hath the privilege of being under God’s special care and government; of being protected and preserved in all ages, notwithstanding the opposition of all enemies; and of enjoying the communion of saints, the ordinary means of salvation, and offers of grace by Christ to all the members of it in the ministry of the gospel, testifying, that whosoever believes in him shall be saved, and excluding none that will come unto him.
The proof associated with “being under God’s special care and government,” is First Timothy 4.10, which I quote above.
This wouldn’t be so evil if such sophomoric “theology” was not being used by Calvinist zealots to malign, misrepresent, and even judicially torment fellow monergistic, decretal, double-forordinationist, calvinists–fellow believers in unconditional election to eternal life. It wouldn’t really even be worth mentioning.