Sunday, June 20, 2010

The True Sovereignty of God

Robert Charles Sproul, also known as R. C. Sproul, or just R. C. was born February 13, 1939, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a Reformed theologian and pastor. He is the founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries which was named after the Ligonier Valley just outside of Pittsburgh. This ministry was started as a study center for college and seminary students. This program can be heard daily on the Renewing Your Mind radio broadcast in the United States and internationally. "Renewing Your Mind with Dr. R.C. Sproul"

Ligonier Ministries hosts several theological conferences each year, including the main conference held each year in Orlando, Florida, at which Sproul is one of the primary speakers. Dr. Sproul is also the pastor of St Andrews Chapel in Sanford, Florida.


welcome to my world of poetry said...

Hi, most interesting to watch.Good post as usual.

Have a peaceful Sunday.


Kansas Bob said...

I have been catching up this morning on my reading. Liked your postings on free will.. wish we lived closer.. I would love to discuss them over coffee. One of my favorite verses about sovereignty and free will is found in 2Peter 3:9..

"The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance."

The verse speaks to me of God's desire for all to respond to His patience with simple and humble repentance.

Gregg said...

I too, wish we lived closer. If we ever get that way I will let you know.

Thanks for your comment, that means alot to me. I try my best and give God the glory. The accuracy is his and the errors are mine.

Yes, that verse in Peter is a great verse. It is nice to think of it that way, the truth is if the context from chapter one all the way through is the elect of God. It God's elect that he won't allow and provides for in order that they not perish. That isn't a universal promise. God is slow in fulfilling the end time events becasue he is not willing that any of the elect perish, he gives enough time so that all the elect, right up to the very last one comes to Christ as God promised.

Kansas Bob said...

I probably see election a bit different than you do Gregg. For me, God so loved the world that He sent Jesus.. hard to believe that Jesus only died for the ones that God preselected for heaven and that His blood was limited to those and not applicable to those preselected for an eternity of torturous hell. Just my thinking. Understand that you disagree. Another thing I'd love to discuss over coffee when we would not be limited by text.

Gregg said...

I know, thank you for your graciousness! I do appreciate you since having come accross your blog and especially your testimony.

I think of it this way, it is not wonder to me that God has chosen to save some and ignore some, the wonder to me that he chose to save any at all. He didn't need anything or anyone prior to creation, he gave his blessing and his penalty for disobedience. He would have been perfectly right leave all in sin, death, and punishment.

But, in order to display all of his character, both anger, wrath, judgement, righteousness, and love, mercy, kindness, grace - to demonstrate all of his character he had to have some chosen for salvation and some by-passed. Otherwise He could not display all of his character. I am not preaching or persuading here. We won't settle this in a blog or a post - I am just amazed, overwhelmed, humbled, broken, that of all those whom he chose to pass by that he, freely, with no merit on my part, chose to be merciful to me and call me out of my sin and bondage in order to be part of a people to give him praise and glory. That overwhelms me.

I respect you, appreciate you and thank you, I just love the fact that God unconditionally chose, provided an acceptable sacrifice on my behalf which accomplished my salvation, irresistibly hunted me until he gave me life through regeneratation, causing me to respond in faith and repentance, and then keeps me utni lthe very end having begun a good work in me which he will complete when he returns for me.

That brother is not only good news, it is almost unbelievable news.

Together, I know that we can praise and give glory to God for our salvation! He is good, He is worthy, all glory, power, honor, and dominion belong to Him forever and ever, for he alone is worthy!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Looking forward to your Movie Dirty Dozen on Monday!

arlee bird said...

This video seems to be in keeping with the theme of your current series. I guess that's what you planned.

Okay still following the line of thought.