Every verb in Romans 8:30 is in the aorist:
οὓς δὲ προώρισεν, τούτους καὶ ἐκάλεσεν·
καὶ οὓς ἐκάλεσεν, τούτους καὶ ἐδικαίωσεν·
οὓς δὲ ἐδικαίωσεν, τούτους καὶ ἐδόξασεν.
Those whom he predestined, he also called;
and those whom he called, he also justified;
and those whom he justified, he also glorified.
This is a beautiful literary structure to express beautiful theology with. However, in the ordo salutis (order of salvation), glorification is normally considered something future. So why does Paul put it in the aorist, which has past time-significance?
- For balance in the literary structure (don't read to much into it)?
- Because in Christ, we already are (already/not yet)?
- Because it is "as good as done" (but then I would except it to be perfect)?
- Some other reasons?