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When I was a boy, I was taught that there was an elect number who would be saved and that no others had any chance. Of course we all hoped that we were among the favored number, but nobody seemed to have any certainty about it.
When I was 21, I left my country home and came to the city. I soon noticed that others did not believe as I did, and one who worked in the same warehouse told me he was sure of being saved. I wondered how he could know for sure.
One day I asked him, "Have you seen the book of life?"
"No, not yet," he said, "but I have seen the book of LOVE and read my name there."
He opened his Testament and read John 3:16 to me: "God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that WHOSOEVER believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." He pointed out to me that both he and I were included in "the world" and in "whosoever."
That completely solved my worry about "election," and I claimed my place as one of the WHOSOEVERS and was saved. Won't you do the same?