In this sermon Spurgeon proves the doctrine of election from Scripture and cites several creeds in support. He shows that election is absolute, not depending upon what we are. It is a work of eternity, done before time began. And it is a personal work, of people, not of nations. It produces good results, holiness in the life of the believer. This doctrine strips away all of our pride and humbles us at the feet of a sovereign God of mercy. It gives us courage in the face of all opposition. Understood rightly, election gives great hope to the sinner, who is to focus not on election, but on Christ the Savior.