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According to Catholicism, who are “the elect”? In a nutshell, this term for Catholics refers to the Church Militant and the Church Triumphant. Here follows what the Catholic Encyclopedia has to say on the subject of the Elect: Elect Denotes in general one chosen or taken by preference from among two or more; as a theological term it is equivalent ...


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If you want a good overview of Catholic doctrine on predestination (and then you will be able to understand who are the elect), the best is the two-part lecture: Are you saved? part1, part2. The second part is more fully devoted to predestination but the first part is a requisite. The lecturer comments on the Calvinistic theory (their mistake is the ...


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Catholics also believe, according to Parente et al.'s Dictionary of Dogmatic Theology p. 84, that "the elect" are Those predestined by God to eternal life [heaven]. The difference between Calvinists and Catholics regarding predestination is that Calvinists believe that some are freely predestined, and the rest are freely and positively damned. ...


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