LOOKING TO PRAISE AND WORSHIP JESUS THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD. 18 No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate presence] of the Father, He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He has made Him known].

Friday, May 02, 2008

One event - two motives

by Colin Maxwell http://ulsterfpcs.blogspot.com/

I am just reading over my message before I preach tonight on God's requirement that the altar be made without hewn stones (Exodus 20:24-26) One point that I make is on the difficulty which people have in trying to reconcile the sovereignty of God and the responsibility of man. I take the Cross as an example. Both God and men ordered the Cross to happen. Yet:

God ordered the Cross because He loved men.
Men ordered the Cross because they hated God.

This is the same event - yet from two different approaches:
One brings God eternal praises
The other buries unrepentant man in eternal shame.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Daniel said...

There isn't really much to add to that, but I want to comment anyway. The non-hewn stones is a very insightful place to start.

May 03, 2008 1:58 PM

 

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