“…be all the more diligent to make your calling and choosing sure…”
Without fail, your word is consistent – we are called and chosen. This is a passive position.
The results of recognizing this truth play out in our evangelistic efforts. Those chosen are saved by God’s sovereignty, both to repent and believe of which both are gifts from God the Father through the Holy Spirit and not of the will of man who is dead in their trespasses.
It is not necessary to change the church to conform to the latest social justice efforts to encourage salvation. Those already chosen will respond to the power of the word of God.
Thank you, Lord, for the clarity of your word.