Thursday, April 27, 2006

The Holiness and Justice of God- R. C. Sproul

On Wednesday morning in the SBTS chapel, R. C. Sproul lectured (preached, really) on the holiness and justice of God. You can listen to it here.

Sproul's sermon can be best summed up by Romans 9:10-26. It was about how God owes mercy to no one. Who are we as finite and sinful humans to think that God somehow is obligated to show us grace? Why do we have this notion that God has to give everyone a "chance" to be saved? Sproul said he doesn't know of any Christian who will deny the sovereignty of God in creation or in the details of life. But when it comes to the sovereignty of God in salvation, those same people will protest and cry "How can God have an elect that was chosen unconditionally and that was died for particularly? That is so UNFAIR!" Paul anticipated that argument and responded: "On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, 'Why did you make me like this,' will it?"

I pray that this message stirs your heart as you hear about the glorious holiness of God and His great mercy that is not dependent on the actions of sinful creatures like us but is instead based upon the wise choice of our perfectly holy and just Creator.

For further study:

The Holiness of God by R. C. Sproul
Chosen By God by R. C. Sproul
The Potter's Freedom by James White
The Justification of God by John Piper


At 4/28/2006 11:20:00 AM , Anonymous Jillian Preston said...

Thanks for the link, Marie. I enjoy reading your blog. See you Sunday.

At 5/20/2006 11:36:00 PM , Blogger J & J Bible Ministry said...

First visit to your blog. Very nice! Great work!

Lancaster, PA


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