Romans 11:33-36

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor? Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Spurgeon's Friends

Theological discussions throughout history have often begun with the same question: Is man free or is God sovereign?

My answer to that question is simply, yes. In a sermon in 1884, Charles Spurgeon recalled a time when someone asked him about a perceived dichotomy between predestination and free will. “I was once asked to reconcile these two statements, and I answered, ‘No, I never reconcile friends.’”

Predestination and free will never need to be balanced, reconciled, or denied because they are inseparable friends, united in the plan and personality of God. Not only was Spurgeon the Prince of Preachers, he was a very wise man who understood the biblical doctrine of predestination and free will.


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