Ephesians 1:3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
It's scripturally impossible for someone to have eternal life, unless they are IN CHRIST! So, only those who IN HIM can lay claim to eternal life.
Therefore, no one was ever "elect" before the foundation of the world, because no one was IN Christ.
- You can’t BE elect, until you’re IN God’s elect.
- You can’t BE “before the foundation of the world," until you’re IN the one who was “before the foundation of the world.”
Jesus Christ is the elect one, who was before the foundation of the world.
His church is elected.
And, until you're placed into His body, you're not elect.
1 Peter 2:6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.