Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Admitting Your Belief in God’s Election

Once admit that we are all naturally dead in trespasses and sins, and have no power to turn to God—once admit that all spiritual life in the heart of man must begin with God—once admit that He who created the world by saying,
“Let there be light,” must shine into man’s heart, and create light within him—once admit that God does not enlighten all professing Christians in this manner—but only some, and that He acts in this matter entirely as a Sovereign, giving no account of His matters—once admit all this, and then see where you are. Whether you know it or not, you admit the whole doctrine of Election!
~ J.C. Ryle
Old Paths, “Election”, [Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1999], 464.

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