Two errors, therefore are to be avoided: First that all men are saved; secondly that only a few are saved. Some Calvinists have represented the number of the reprobated as greater than that of the elect, or equal to it. They found this upon the words of Christ, "Many are called but few are chosen." [Mat.22:14] But this describes the situation at the time when the Lord spake, and not the final result of his redemptive work. Christ himself in the days of his flesh, called many but few responded to the call from his gracious lips. Our Lord's own preaching was not as successful as that of his apostles, and of many of his ministers. This was part of his humiliation and sorrow. But when Christ shall have "seen of the travail of his soul" and been "satisfied" with what he has seen; when the whole course of the gospel shall be complete, and shall be surveyed from beginning to end; it will be found that God's elect, or church, is "a great multitude which no man can number, out of all nations, and kindreds, and peoples, and tongues," and that their voice is as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, "Hallelujah, for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth," Rev. 7:9, 19:6.
W. G. T. Shedd, Dogmatic Theology, Volume II, p. 712