Suffering, Affliction, Trials

  A few months back, I found the revised and expanded version of R. C. Sproul's excellent book on suffering, Surprised by Suffering (Orlando: Reformation Trust, 2009).  It's a handsome hardcover complete with a topical index, a Scripture index, and a short Q/A at the end.  The book itself covers topics like suffering, pain, death, and heaven -… Continue reading Suffering, Affliction, Trials

God Is Not Obligated…

 "Suppose ten people sin and sin equally.  Suppose God punishes five of them and is merciful to the other five.  Is this injustice?  No!  In this situation five people get justice and five people get mercy.  No one gets injustice.  What we tend to assume is this: if God is merciful to five he must… Continue reading God Is Not Obligated…

Sproul and Justification According to Western Culture

This is a great little book on the atonement.   I'll probably post more quotes from it later, but for now I thought this one stuck out: "The prevailing doctrine of justification today is not justification by faith alone.  It's not even justification by good works or by a combination of faith and works.  The prevailing… Continue reading Sproul and Justification According to Western Culture