Unpacking the Golden Chain of Salvation (Romans 8:28-30)

Note: I have changed my views on a few key points of this passage. I have kept this post as is here since some have found it useful. If you are interested in reading the revised & expanded edition of this post you can click rethinking the golden chain for the link. Gbu!

Romans 8:28-30

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.
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