Chosen By God: Know God's Perfect Plan for His Glory and His Children
1. Is God all powerful, all knowing, and does He have the right to execute His Will at all times and in all situations?
2. Do you love Him, esteem Him, and desire Him to the point where you are willing to submit your life to Him, but also your will, your understanding, and your sense of right and wrong in exchange for His?
3. Are you willing to be content and at peace when God decrees s ...more
When I started this book I had recently joined a reformed church and was really reluctant to affirm their doctrines on the sovereignty of God in salvation. As a future missionary I saw reformed theology as a cop-out for people who didn't want to share the gospel with o ...more
and then there is the not able not to sin diagra ...more
I read this because I've listened to Sproul's Renewing Your Mind podcast for years, and it's informed my thinking on salvation.
Predestination and the Sovereignty of God
"It is not freedom that is canceled out by sovereignty; it is autonomy that cannot coexist with so ...more
First of all, it lacks the heat and vitriol and outrageous (at times even slanderous) statements that a lot of books that argue for the reformed view are unfortunately known for. Even if you don't end up agreeing with him, you don't feel on the defensive the way you would after reading something by James White or Robert Morey. The tone is very much like this: "Thi ...more
A must-read if you want to deepen your faith and your appreciation for God's work in your life. ...more
Tackling what many critics describe as an abominable view of God, Sproul counters with a very precise and beautiful portrait mixing both the sovereignty of God and the free will of man. Noting that "the freedom of a sovereign is always greater than the freedom of his subjects", Sproul argues for the total control of God over all areas of creation.
But if God is totally in control ...more
For starters, let me state something. I have great difficulty reading C.S. Lewis. Half the time, I have absolutely no idea what he’s saying. I expected this author to be like C.S. Lewis but was pleasantly surprised. It was engaging, readable, easy to understand. My personal copy was a slim and fresh paperback with a modern cover. I genuinely enjoyed reading the first few chapters and even felt that Sproul ...more
In his book, Chosen By God, Dr. Sproul puts forth the best argument for a Calvinistic interpretation of ...more
A few things:
Arminianism is ...more
There are a ...more
Clearly, I needed a more in depth explanation - preferably one that helped explains things from my Church's point of view (EPC).
R.C Sproul does an excellent job explaining this complex topic. Along the way touches on Calvin (a lot), Luther, Jonathan Edw ...more
My friends and I had different views of predestination, and each one kept pushing for his own view. But the problem is: None of us really know what we’re talking about!
Finally, I read a copy of R.C. Sproul’s Chose ...more
True freedom must include the freedom/capacity to obey.
It is not clear to me how we should expect that the infinite Father God has given us commands that exceed our capacity to obey.
In Calvinism, it seems you are free to choose A or B, but A is not possible. If this is the meaning of free will, I think that I am not a Calvinist.
Is God big enough to offer Himself to those He knows will reject Him? God is not obliged to love all h ...more
|Going to Arminium/Evanglical Church - Predestination is Shaky Subject||15||58||Jan 17, 2013 12:52PM|
|Bogged down||1||14||May 30, 2009 02:33PM|
Dr. R.C. Sproul (1939–2017) was founder of Ligonier Ministries, an international Christian discipleship organization located near Orlando, Fla. He was founding pastor of Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Fla., first president of Reformation Bible College, and executive editor of Tabletalk magazine.
Ligonier Ministries began in 1971 as the Ligonier Valley Study Center in Ligonier, Pa. In an effort t...more