Predestination

   J. Gresham Machen (d. 1937) has an oustanding explanation of predestination in his little book The Christian View of Man.  I realize this biblical doctrine is a tough one.  If you've wrestled with it or know someone who struggles with this doctrine, I recommend reading chapters 3-6 of The Christian View of Man.  I'll give a …

Staying within the Limits of Revelation

In Calvin's treatise called "God's Eternal Predestination and Secret Providence" (an awesome piece of writing!) the Reformer continually calls his readers to stay within the limits of what God has revealed to us concerning predestination and providence.  Here's one of the more memorable lines (one of many): "Those who seek to know more than God has revealed …

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