Predestination? Election? Chosen? Does God the Father pick winners and losers by choosing an “elect” “few” for life in Eternity while condemning the “many” to a “second death” in Hell? NO!!!
There are no predestined as God does not pick winners and losers, to do so would undermine His purpose for having created the Heavens and the Earth and the human genome. If God chose a special people to be called after His Name through the Patriarchy of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; a people group that are the “apple of His eye” (Zechariah 2:8); a people upon whom He lavished His Covenants and through whom He brought forth His Messiah (Romans 10), if these are condemned for unbelief yet they are God’s “elect” – the “chosen” and only a remnant of these “chosen” – “elect” will be saved in the Day of our Lord (Romans 9:27; Isaiah 10:22), how foolish for one to think that God chooses winners and losers from among the gentiles.
God the Father “chose” all men to the election through the Gospel via “faith” that was ordained “before the beginning of Time” (2 Timothy 1:10) and from the foundation of the World (Romans 8:29; Ephesians 1:4). God has created mankind as an instrument of His perfect love in order to display that selfless love to the faithful angelic creation as God deals with a rebellious cherub angel and a destructive coup d’état that has been extricated from the Kingdom and placed within the constraints of Time and physics (Ezekiel 28:11+; Luke 10:18; Rev. 12:7-10)
God the Father knew that mankind would fall to the wiles-deception of the Devil; therefore, He sent the Son to “defeat the works of the Devil” i.e. death-Hell-the grave (1 John 3:8b; Genesis 3:15; Genesis 3:21). God did not send the Son to condemn the World but to save the World through Him (John 3:17). God promises that anyone-everyone who will turn to Him in repentance; these, He will abundantly pardon (Isaiah 55:6-13). God’s promise of atonement and eternal life is available to “whoever believes” in the Son (John 3:16) and yes, “many are called but few are chosen” (Matthew 22:14) as God draws “all men” to Himself through the Cross (John 12:32) but unfortunately, only a “few” will choose via free will to respond to that call (Matthew 7:13-14).
Calvin, Spurgeon, are but sinful men and they are eternally wrong concerning predestination. Anyone advocating for predestination is espousing a heresy that mocks God’s justice, His love, His promises; those espousing Calvin’s error are supplying fuel for Satan’s deceit by leading the hurting masses in the way of nihilism and hopelessness through the demonic doctrine of predestination. This is apostasy and this is dangerous and blasphemes the work of the Spirit. Be warned.