I found this video the other day on Twitter. The gentleman in the video is Dr. Robert Morey, a Reformed (obviously) scholar of theology and apologetics. I don’t want to descend to the level of ad hominems against the man and I included another video that involves a proper theological response (coincidental) so, I need not say anymore.
After watching that video maybe you would be interested in hearing the Lutheran perspective. This is Reverend Jonathan Fisk from the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. His youtube channel is amazing! Every Tuesday and Friday he releases his videos. This particular video includes the LCMS understanding of “The Call” before he addresses our subject at hand.
I hope that you appreciate these videos (well, at least the second and third ones ;)). The issue of predestination, and how it is handled, is what first caused me to investigate Lutheranism and move away from Reformed thought. I particularly like the way Lutherans articulate election here: SD+XI+8-12.
“For, as the apostle testifies, Rom. 15:4: Whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. But when this consolation and hope are weakened or entirely removed by Scripture, it is certain that it is understood and explained contrary to the will and meaning of the Holy Ghost.” SD+XI+92