"HOW SHALL WE THEN LIVE?" Francis Schaeffer

Saturday, January 07, 2006

J Bridges on God's Sovereignty

Thoughts on the sovereignty of God by Jerry Bridges  MORE HERE

Bridges affirms the clear teachings of Scripture that there are three essential truths about God that we must believe if we are to trust Him in times of adversity:
God is completely sovereign.
God is infinite in wisdom.
God is perfect in love.

He summarizes these truths as they relate to us as follows: "God in His love always wills what is best for us. In His wisdom He always knows what is best, and in His sovereignty He has the power to bring it about." He teaches the utmost importance of believing these principles, for "if there is a single event in all of the universe that can occur outside of God's sovereign control then we cannot trust Him." If God's purpose can be thwarted, our confidence in Him is shattered.

If you don’t believe in the sovereignty of God then all of a sudden EVERYTHING depends upon you.  Who can stand that stress?

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