"Election is an act of God before creation in which he chooses some people to be saved, not on account of anyforeseen merit in them, but only because of his sovereign good pleasure." Dr. Wayne Grudem, from chapter 32 of Systematic Theology.
"Dr. Wayne Grudem became Research Professor of Bible and Theology in 2001 after teaching at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for 20 years. He has served as the president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, as President of the Evangelical Theological Society (1999), and as a member of the Translation Oversight Committee for the English Standard Version of the Bible.
He has written more than 100 articles for both popular and academic journals, and his books include: Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine, The Gift of Prophecy in the New Testament and Today, The First Epistle of Peter (TNTC), Evangelical Feminism and Biblical Truth, and Business for the Glory of God. He has also co-edited Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: A Response to Evangelical Feminism and edited Are Miraculous Gifts for Today? Four Views."
A link to part 1 of his teaching on Election and Reprobation, from his book, Systematic Theology, is below.