- Acts 2:23
- Romans 8:29-30
- Romans 11:2
- 1 Peter 1:2
"Another thing to which we desire to call particular attention is that the fist two passages quoted above show plainly and teach implicitly that God's 'foreknowledge' is not causative, that instead, something else lies behind, precedes it, and that something is his own sovereign decree. Christ was "delivered by the (1) determinate counsel and (2) foreknowledge of God" (Acts 2:23). His "counsel" or decree was the ground of his foreknowledge[...] God foreknows what will be because he has decreed what shall be."
"If it were true that God had elected certain ones to be saved because in due time they would believe, then that would make believing a meritorious act, and in that would make believing a meritorious act, and in that event the saved sinner would have ground for "boasting" which Scripture emphatically denies: Ephesians 2:9"