Assurance about lost loved ones
I was recently asked this question: "How does knowledge of the doctrine of election encourage/help those who are praying for lost loved ones? So many times, when discussing this doctrine for the first time, people feel discouraged and even desperate over the fact that someone that they love may or may not be elect. How can the truth of Godâ€™s election encourage someone who is praying that God will save a loved one?"
I seek to provide an answer here. - JS