Chosen by God [R. C. Sproul] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. With nearly , copies sold in its 25 years, Chosen by God by Dr. With nearly , copies sold in its 25 years, Chosen by God by Dr. R. C. Sproul is a contemporary classic on predestination, a doctrine that isn’t just for. Tackling the subject of predestination, Sproul argues that it paints a portrait of a loving God who provides redemption for radically corrupt humans, rather than.
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Enjoyed the lively argument but took issue with several key points.
Obviously, he ultimately believes that it can be consistent with Calvinism. 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. Can or does God choose at times or in certain situations not to exercise His sovereign control? Written for the layperson, this book does a great job of answering objections and exegeting some difficult passages in a style that is both understandable and engaging.
However, he doesn’t just say “that may not sound fair, but if that’s not fair, then it’s not fair that Jesus is our reprsentive either” and think that that is adequate. 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.
Sproul is senior minister of preaching at Saint Andrew’s Chapel and can be heard daily on the radio broadcast Renewing Your Mind. Aug 08, Josh rated it really liked it Shelves: The author is likely using an ad hominem argument.
Chosen By God: Know God’s Perfect Plan for His Glory and His Children by R.C. Sproul
Needless to say, this book refreshed a few things I forgot. There is mystery in God’s ways, but not contradiction. His thoughts are not our thoughts. Sproul is a man of great intelligence who can articulate deep theological truths in simple, easy-to-understand terms. We choose God because he has opened our eyes to see his beauty; we love him because he first loved us. I am more than pleased to recommend r.c.sporul book to all devout, mature Christians who wonder about Paul’s insistent use r.c.sporul troublesome words like “election” and “predestined”.
Pretty much, he says that even if it implied that God offered salvation to everyone, the clearer passages would override that.
They remain our choices because they are motivated by our own desires. Sproul has effectively, and sensitively, addressed any, and all, concerns over “election” without being “preachy” or arrogant in his perspectives.
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Sproul does something in this book that I have not seen him do elsewhere: Try a converted Arminian. It really does a great job of putting our faith into perspective. That line of lucid thinking alone is worth the price of the book.
Which is what the gospel is about. Do we love a God who demands absolute choseen Jul 06, Jacob Aitken rated it really liked it.
God ensures the conditions necessary for salvation are met. There are a few questions you must settle in your mind to determine whether what is written in this book is true.
Chosen By God: Know God’s Perfect Plan for His Glory and His Children
Sproul’s passion for Reformed theology and, particularly, the doctrine of predestination. A quick and easy survey not only of predestination but of the doctrines of grace. The argument is, at its core, “Did God choose you, or did you choose God? Sproul arugues that Scripture answers that question with a resounding “NO. It’s not a perfect answer, because it doesn’t explain why every human, if they weren’t already sinful, would have chosen to so as Adam did.
God makes saints in Heaven incapable of sin, yet they are still free. Man seeks the benefits of Choswn while at the same time fleeing from God himself. 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.
He does not create unbelief in their hearts. These are among some of the most controversial and misunderstood terms that come up in theological discussions amongst evangelical Christians, and they are the concepts that Dr.
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