Friday, November 23, 2012

For the pod: Does God control everything?

There can be no grace when there is no sovereignty. Deny God’s right to choose whom He will and you deny His right to save whom He will. Deny His right to save whom He will and you deny that salvation is of grace. If salvation is made to hinge upon any merit or fitness in man, seen or foreseen, grace is at an end.

Horatius Bonar
The Reign of Grace, Preface, 1844.

At the end of a difficult week for the church it's worth asking a question. Do we think God's in charge? This talk called 'Does God control everything?' is quite brilliant. Keller's story of how he came to plant a church is one of the best illustrations of sovereignty you will ever here. Stunning.

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