I say then: Hath God cast away his people? God forbid! For I also am an Israelite of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Know you not what the scripture saith of Elias, how he calleth on God against Israel?
Lord, they have slain thy prophets, they have dug down thy altars. And I am left alone: and they seek my life.
But what saith the divine answer to him? I have left me seven thousand men that have not bowed their knees to Baal.
Even so then, at this present time also, there is a remnant saved according to the election of grace.
And if by grace, it is not now by works: otherwise grace is no more grace.