Anonymous asked: If God really does give us free will, then why does it say in different verses that we are chosen? Deuteronomy 14:2 1 Peter 2:9 Ephesians 1:3-4. If we are chosen, doesn't that mean we didn't have free will as far as becoming Christians? What about those that aren't chosen? Does that mean that God never meant for them to be saved, if this was all predestined? I'm honestly confused.
If you gain a proper understanding of Ephesians 1:3-6 (include vs 5 and 6) you’ll see that he chose us in Christ. That means that he chose to send Christ and reconcile us before the world was made. That’s what is meant in verse 5 by that we were chose in Him, being, in Christ. 1 Peter 2:9 is the same thing, we’re chosen in Christ as well as Ephesians 1:3-4, God chose us in Christ to do good works.
Deuteronomy 14:2 is an old covenant scripture. God made a covenant with man in which he chose for them to be a special people. That also ties into Christ, ensuring there would be a virgin mother for him.