Sunday, April 11, 2010
God Saves Sinners
"God – the Triune Jehovah, Father, Son and Holy Spirit; three persons working together in sovereign wisdom, power and love to achieve the salvation of a chosen people, the Father electing, the Son fulfilling the Father’s will by redeeming, the Spirit executing the purpose of the Father and Son by renewing.
Saves – does everything, first to last, that is involved in bringing man from death in sin to life in glory: plans, achieves and communicates redemption, calls and keeps, justifies, sanctifies, glorifies.
Sinners - men as God find them, guilty, vile, helpless, powerless, blind, unable to lift a finger to do God’s will or better their spiritual lot.
God Saves Sinners - Sinners do not save themselves in any sense at all, but salvation, first and last, whole and entire, past, present and future, is of the Lord, to whom be glory forever, amen!" (J.I. Packer)
HT: Jeff Brewer