Chapter 3.7 of the Second London Baptist Confession, based upon the Westminster Confession of Faith, is often misunderstood to mean we must be careful not to preach election and predestination to unbelievers or “baby” Christians. But this is not the case! In this post from Particular Voices, Sam Renihan offers a selection from John Norton (commenting on the WCF) in which he explains how we ought to be Handling predestination with special prudence and care.
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Does the doctrine of God’s sovereign predestination mean it doesn’t matter how Christians live? Is holiness merely an option in the life of the believer? By whose power are we conformed to the image of Christ, the Spirit’s or our own? Sinclair Ferguson answers these questions and more in this sermon entitled Predestination and Sanctification.
On November 3, a friend of mine posted a link via facebook to a recorded broadcast of R.C. Sproul’s “Renewing Your Mind.” The topic was “What is Free Will?” A discussion quickly followed in the comment thread, primarily between myself and a friend of my friend’s, with whom I have interacted online before, but have never met in person. The conversation grew so large that I suggested that we move it to The Sovereign Logos, and he agreed. I am posting all previous relevant comments in the main post, so that any readers may see the context if they so desire. (I have edited comments addressed to other participants, in respect to their privacy.) Continue Reading