I appreciate the clarification. And from your description, neither Israel nor the body of Christ is elected to salvation, but both are elect unto something, right?To clarify, it was poor wording on my part.
Allow me to reword it:
"We" are not the elect.
This should have been obvious, considering I was pointing out that Israel is called "the Elect Lady," among other things.
The problem you face, Derf, is that we in the body of Christ are not "CHOSEN" for salvation, but called to preach the gospel of Christ.
Israel, on the other hand, WAS a chosen nation, chosen to be God's ministers to the Gentiles.
Israel, to be God’s ministers to the Gentiles, as you say. And the church? What are we elect for or to?