The meaning of “Elect” in the Bible?

The Bible uses the word “elect’ and “election”, but what does this exactly mean? According to the Vine’s Expository Dictionary, the term “elect” is described as “to pick out, select,” means, in the Middle Voice, “to choose for oneself,” not necessarily implying the rejection of what is not chosen, but “choosing” with the subsidiary ideas of …

What is the difference between the spirit of bondage and the Spirit of adoption (Romans 8:15-16)?

Romans 8:15-16 “For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,” To understand the meaning of the “spirit of bondage/slavery” and …