God's Choice

A Layman's Perspective on Predestination and Election

by Dan Quakkelaar


Book Details

Grace Must Be Free To Be Grace

Christians commonly define grace as God’s unmerited favor. But if we must walk an aisle, sign a card, or raise a hand to earn God’s grace, then salvation is not by grace at all. Grace comes as a costly gift from God. No person can earn it. It comes only by God’s Choice. This book is formatted to ensure the centrality of Scripture in the discussion of the doctrine of election. Each page clearly displays any related Scripture passages for easy reference. The design of this book makes it easy to evaluate the author’s position in the light of God’s Word.


Book Excerpt

From the Evangelism Chapter:

"God deserves all the glory for everything. This is basic Bible truth. Denial of this truth can only come from the fallen nature we all battle — a self-seeking desire to participate in glory that belongs solely to God. Scripture teaches that God will not share His glory with another. 'I am the LORD; that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to carved idols.' And again, 'For my own sake, for my own sake, I do it, for how should my name be profaned? My glory I will not give to another.' Quite simply put, carnal participation in God’s plan of salvation can only be described as a source of pollution, not valuable help given to our divine Savior. To think of it any other way contradicts Scripture."


About the Author

Dan Quakkelaar

Scripture captured Dan Quakkelaar’s heart as a teen. Now a Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church of America, Dan writes to open wide the amazing truths of Scripture for others with the same love. The doctrines of Election and Predestination provide the foundation necessary to understand the basics of historical Christianity.

Dan holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For the last ten years Dan worked in the magazine publishing industry designing and maintaining marketing databases. He lives and works near Columbus, Ohio, and speaks by invitation.