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Home » Uncategorized » Interesting article of the week » “In this book, we’re tackling two truths that seem to contradict each other. The temptation will be to major on one, then negate or minimize the other. The alternative is to embrace both. Charles Spurgeon’s answer was to recognize that whatever God’s Word teaches is true, whether or not it all makes sense to us. He said, I see in one place, God presiding over all in providence; and yet I see, and I cannot help seeing, that man acts as he pleases, and that God has left his actions to his own will, in a great measure.… If, then, I find taught in one place that everything is fore-ordained, that is true; and if I find in another place that man is responsible for all his actions, that is true; and it is my folly that leads me to imagine that two truths can ever contradict each other. These two truths, I do not believe, can ever be welded into one upon any human anvil, but one they shall be in eternity: they are two lines that are so nearly parallel, that the mind that shall pursue them farthest, will never discover that they converge; but they do converge, and they will meet somewhere in eternity, close to the throne of God, whence all truth doth spring. 3” from “hand in Hand: The Beauty of God’s Sovereignty and Meaningful Human Choice” by Randy Alcorn

“In this book, we’re tackling two truths that seem to contradict each other. The temptation will be to major on one, then negate or minimize the other. The alternative is to embrace both. Charles Spurgeon’s answer was to recognize that whatever God’s Word teaches is true, whether or not it all makes sense to us. He said, I see in one place, God presiding over all in providence; and yet I see, and I cannot help seeing, that man acts as he pleases, and that God has left his actions to his own will, in a great measure.… If, then, I find taught in one place that everything is fore-ordained, that is true; and if I find in another place that man is responsible for all his actions, that is true; and it is my folly that leads me to imagine that two truths can ever contradict each other. These two truths, I do not believe, can ever be welded into one upon any human anvil, but one they shall be in eternity: they are two lines that are so nearly parallel, that the mind that shall pursue them farthest, will never discover that they converge; but they do converge, and they will meet somewhere in eternity, close to the throne of God, whence all truth doth spring. 3” from “hand in Hand: The Beauty of God’s Sovereignty and Meaningful Human Choice” by Randy Alcorn

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