Archive for the ‘God's sovereignty and human responsibility’ Category

Now is the day of salvation

February 4, 2010

…a lad, who was just going to sea, came to the Tabernacle, and was converted; and a few hours after was in heaven. He wrote to tell his parents that he had found the Saviour; and, just as they were reading his letter, they received news that the vessel in which he sailed had been in collision, and that he was drowned.


God’s Sovereignty

August 24, 2009

…an omnipotent God visits upon sinful men and nations just and inevitable punishments…There is not therefore the smallest accident which may seem unto men as falling out by chance, and of no consequence, but that the same is caused by God to effect somewhat else by ; yea, and oftentimes to effect things of the greatest worldly importance, either presently or in many years after, when the occasions are either not considered or forgotten.

Sir Walter Raleigh, History of the World, in Antonia Fraser, Cromwell, p.307



Blaming on his boots the fault of his feet.

August 24, 2009

There’s man all over for you, blaming on his boots the fault of his feet.

Samuel Beckett

Free Will

August 22, 2009

 Men may be free to do what they will; but what they will they are not free to choose.

Jim Gourlay

Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility

August 7, 2009

Spurgeon was once asked how he reconciled divine sovereignty and human responsibility. His response: “There is no need to reconcile friends”