Destinations

November 6, 2013

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_Why does it seem that God allows us to sin? Here is the Westminster Confession’s (5.5) answer:

The most wise, righteous, and gracious God doth oftentimes leave, for a season, His own children to manifold temptations, and the corruption of their own hearts, to chastise them for their former sins, or to discover unto them the hidden strength of corruption and deceitfulness of their hearts, that they may be humbled; and, to raise them to a more close and constant dependence for their support upon Himself, and to make them more watchful against all future occasions of sin, and for sundry other just and holy ends. 

Put differently, God allows us to sin so that we might grow. Phil Ryken helpfully discusses this area of providence.

Is all sin created equal? I often hear that it is. All sin equally sends us to hell but all sin is not equal in gravity. Tim Challies discusses the issue.

Are you a Bible teacher? Do you use texts from both the Old and New Testament to talk about Christ? Trevin Wax encourages his viewers to be distinctly Christian. This is important encouragement for Christian teachers.

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One Response to “Destinations”

  1. phfs9 Says:

    “Put differently, God allows us to sin so that we might grow.” Boy am I growing……and growing……..and growing.


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