Category Archives: Elect

Whom does God love?

Does “God so loved the world” point to a Creator’s love for all people or only a redeemer’s love for His chosen ones? Continue reading

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The destiny of those unable to believe

A university student from our Church worked in a home for children with profound mental disability. One day she asked me about, “the eternal salvation of those with severe mental handicaps.” She asked, “How much can they understand about their … Continue reading

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Good words for pastors and others

  “I do not come into this pulpit hoping that perhaps somebody will of his own free will return to Christ. My hope lies in another quarter. I hope that my Master will lay hold of some of them and … Continue reading

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Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility

“Whatever the Lord pleases, He does, in heaven and in the earth, in the seas and in all deeps” (Psalm 135:6). Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Assurance, D. A. Carson, Elect, God's control, God's Heart, God's Protection, God's Will, J. I. Packer, John R. W. Stott, John Stott, Salvation, Sovereignty, Wisdom | Tagged , | 8 Comments

Living within the tension of two truths

  “This is my Father’s world. O let me ne’er forget that though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.” The wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet. Example #1.  Genesis 45:4-8 “Then … Continue reading

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Who will be in heaven?

To answer this question, we’ll have to move beyond cliches about those who “accept Jesus into their hearts.” Salvation cliches too often conceal an important truth that Jesus exposed.
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The God Who Hardens Hearts

Scripture focus “They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have … Continue reading

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