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Quick Thought: Spurgeon and Why God Chose

“Ah! sir, the Lord must have loved me before I was born, or else He would not have seen anything in me to love afterwards.” I am sure it is true in my case; I believe the doctrine of election, because I am quite certain that, if God had not chosen me, I should never have chosen Him; and I am sure He chose me before I was born, or else He never would have chosen me afterwards; and He must have elected me for reasons unknown to me, for I never could find any reason in myself why He should have looked upon me with special love. 204 more words


Predestination and Foreknowledge

The Bible tells us that God foreknew, then He predestines (Romans 8:29).
Any correct teaching about God would have to admit that God is omniscience – He knows all things past, present and future. 3,100 more words

Luther, Calvin, Arminius and I: Universality and Particularity of Atonement

The shed blood of Christ Jesus “is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world” wrote the author the first epistle of John (1 John 2:2 NIV). 1,106 more words


Making visible shapes or images of God is rebellion against him

Reasons for this prohibition from Moses, Isaiah, and Paul. The complaint of a heathen. It should put the worshipers of idols to shame.

This may easily be inferred from the reasons which he annexes to his prohibition. 419 more words

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Two Additions To The Free D.A. Carson Ebook Archive At The Gospel Coalition

An earlier version of this post has proven quite popular and two books have since been added. As always, with every author’s works – including the present writer’s – please be discerning. 169 more words


Calvin Goes to China? A Look at How New Calvinism Is Spreading in China

Time magazine provoked evangelical paroxysms back in 2009 when the publication unveiled its list of “10 Ideas Changing the World Right Now.” According to Time… 1,032 more words