Reprobation

We teach that reprobation is the sovereign decision of God, before creation, to pass over some persons, in sorrow, deciding not to save them, and to punish them for their sins, and thereby to manifest His justice (Jude 4 ; Romans 9:17-23 ; Romans 11:7 ; 1 Peter 2:8 ; Revelation 17:8 ).
While election to salvation is viewed as cause for rejoicing and praising God (Ephesians 1:3-6 ; 1 Peter 1-3), reprobation is viewed as something that brings God sorrow, not delight (Ezekiel 18:23 , 32: 33 :11). The blame for the condemnation of sinners is always put on the people or the angels who rebel, never on God Himself (John 3:18-19 ; 5:40 ).


We teach that the ground for election is God’s grace, whereas the ground for reprobation is God’s justice.