God’s Purpose of Grace  We believe that election is the eternal purpose of God, according to which He graciously regenerates, sanctifies, and saves sinners.  This, being perfectly consistent with the free agency of man, comprehends all the means in connection with the end, that most glorious display of God’s sovereign goodness being infinitely free, wise, holy, and unchangeable.  It excludes boasting and promotes: humility, love, praise, prayer, and trust in God.  It encourages the use of means in the highest degree.  That it may be ascertained by its effect in all who truly believe the Gospel.  That it’s the foundation of Christian assurance, and that to ascertain it with regard to ourselves demands and deserves the utmost diligence on our part.