EJ2000(i) 2 God has not cast away his people whom he knew beforehand. Know ye not what the scripture says of Elijah? how speaking to God against Israel, he said, 3 Lord, they have killed thy prophets and ruined thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life. 4 But what did the answer of God say unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee before Baal. 5 Even so then at this present time also, there is a remnant by the gracious election of God. 6 And if by grace, then is it not by works; otherwise, the grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, then it is no longer grace; otherwise, the work is no longer work.