God alone is Sovereign

1 Chronicles 29:11

Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Who, How and What of a Thing

John Owens book - Life By His Death an abridged version of Owens work - The Death of Death in the Death of Christ has just moved up on my reading (books besides the Bible) list.

I love this quote from Owens starting the Part Two - Chapter One:

"In Part One, Chapter Two, we saw that the way a thing is done controls what the result will be. To make certain that the result you want actually happens, the right means must be used; to do a thing the right way makes certain that the purpose comes about. The scriptures make it clear that God (Father, Son and Spirit) intends to redeem men and women. The work of Christ is the means being used to do that. Since God always does things the right way, we must say that all who are actually redeemed are all he intended to redeem. Otherwise God would have failed to carry out his purpose."

There my friends is one reason it is suggested that "no-one has ever succeeded in refuting the thesis that Owens so fully expounds and defends from the scriptures."

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