Riverside(i) 2 God has not repudiated his people whom he foreknew. Do you not know what the Scripture says in the story of Elijah, how he prays to God against Israel? 3 "Lord, they have killed thy prophets: they have demolished thy altars, and I only am left and they are seeking my life." 4 But what was the divine response? "I have left to myself seven thousand men who have not knelt to Baal." 5 So at this present time there is a remnant according to a gracious selection. 6 But if it is by grace it is no longer because of works, for then grace would be no longer grace.