Monday, April 20, 2009

The Efficacy of God's Control

In The Doctrine Of God the author summarizes the efficacy of God's rule with 5 passages from Scripture:

  • Psalm 33:11 - The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations.
  • Psalm 115:3 - Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases.
  • Psalm 135:6 - Whatever the Lord pleases, he does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps.
  • Isaiah 43:13 - Also henceforth I am he; there is none who can deliver from my hand; I work, and who can turn it back?
  • Revelation 3:7 - And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: The words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens.

The author also writes: "Nothing is too hard for God (Jer. 32:27); nothing seems marvelous to him (Zech. 8:6); with him nothing is impossible (Gen. 18:14; Matt. 19:26; Luke 1:37). So his purposes will always prevail. "(48)

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