Michael Horton says it so well:
“…We can talk about grace, sing about grace, preach about grace, just so long as we do not get too close to it. Election is too close. When we give in to election, we finally give up on ourselves in the matter of salvation. This doctrine takes grace to its logical conclusion: If God saves me without my works, then he must choose me apart from them, too” (Michael Horton, Putting Amazing Back into Grace [Grand Rapids: Baker, 2002], 59).