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God has brought us out of slavery and adopted us to be His sons and daughters, the highest honor that we could possibly imagine. Here are three characteristics of God’s plan and intention.
It seems an unsolvable dilemma: how can a perfectly holy God have contact with sinful humanity without contaminating Himself? God Himself provided the solution: He credits us with His own righteousness.
Let us explore what is entailed in salvation, and in God giving us “all things” in Christ.
Predestination refers to the doctrine that God plans in advance all that comes to pass, for His own glory and according to His own purpose.
Why is this doctrine important to us? First, because it affects every one of us; because it is also a great comfort for believers; and finally, because it leads us to worship.
What to make of the Bible? Objections against its divine origin are many: its miracles, its commands to obliterate enemies, its ancient traditions, its supposedly outdated views of science, and its human authors.
Is it a book from God or from man? We affirm it is of dual authorship: God superintended the human authors so that, while employing their styles and personalities, they nevertheless recorded God’s Word to us without error in the words of the original manuscripts.