Living_Oracles(i) 2 God has not cast off his people whom formerly he acknowledged. Do you not know, what the scripture says to Elijah; when he complains to God against Israel, saying, 3 "Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and have digged down thy altars, and I am let alone, and they seek my life?" 4 But what says the answer to God to him? "I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to Baal." 5 So, then, even at this present time, there is a remnant according to an election by favor. 6 And if by favor, it is no more of works: otherwise favor is no more favor.