February 15, 2018

God has wrapped some things in a cloud of mystery. We dare not venture into the darkness of such mysteries with the feeble light of our speculations, but must rest content in the beams of light shining from the Word. One such mystery is God's purpose in the death of th...

September 11, 2017

"Our first parents, being seduced by the subtlety and temptation of Satan, sinned in eating the forbidden fruit. God was pleased to permit this sin of theirs, according to his wise and holy counsel, because his purpose was, through it, to glorify himself."

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September 11, 2017

"As, in general, the providence of God reaches to all creatures, so, in a very special way, it cares for his church and disposes all things for its good."

God controls and directs all things, but why?  To what end?  To the end of His glory and the good of his people.  T...

August 23, 2017

Westminster Confession 5:5  The most wise, righteous, and gracious God often leaves his own children, for a time, to manifold temptations and to the corruption of their own hearts. He does this to chastise them for their past sins, to humble them by making them aware o...

August 21, 2017

Westminster Confession 5:3-4

3. In his ordinary providence, God makes use of means, yet he is free to work without, above, and against them as he pleases.

Providence is the decree of God coming to expression in real time and actual history.  It is the execution of God’s...

August 1, 2017

Westminster Confession 5:1 

God—the great Creator of all things—upholds, directs, disposes, and governs all creatures, actions, and things, from the greatest even to the least. He exercises this most wise and holy providence according to his infallible foreknowledge and...