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Did I Choose Christ, or Did God Choose Me? Yes.

My friend, Derwin Gray, has just released a post about the doctrine of election. It's a tough subject, but I recently had the chance to chat with Derwin over dinner in a small South Carolina town and election was one of the topics we discussed. I love his high view of God, his humble view of humanity, and his balanced view of this idea of choice. The Bible clearly teaches the twin truths that God sovereignly and unconditionally chose the elect for salvation and that each …

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I Like J. C. Ryle’s Thoughts on Redemption

One of the issues I struggled with deeply in the past is Calvinism... election... predestination, pick your term (but two are biblical for sure). I love the way Spurgeon addressed the question once about how he reconciled election and free will, simply stating that he didn't have to reconcile friends. Today I stumbled on a new post on the J. C. Ryle Quotes website and I've fallen in love with his viewpoint on the issue as well... The plain truth is, that God’s scheme …

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Why I’m Moved by the Inauguration of President Barack Obama

I'll be brief. I'm moved... I'm moved by Rick Warren's prayer. It was nice to hear him pray the entire model prayer and to call for civility when differing, which indeed allows for differing. I'm moved by the election of America's first African-American president. That's significant. I'm moved by what his election says about the sanctity of life. What? Well, just watch this. I'm moved by the respect Bush paid to Obama, and likewise. I'm moved by a nation showing …

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Al Mohler Speaks: America Has Chosen a President

I've been experiencing a whirlwind of emotions in the last twenty-four hours. Even before Karl Rove said it around lunchtime, it was obvious who our next President would be. I listened to the speeches of both McCain and Obama, then went to bed. I went right to sleep. Why? Well, I was tired! And, I know Who is ultimately in charge. This morning I have struggled to articulate my own feelings about the situation, which is why I want to encourage you to read Al Mohler's post …

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Welcome President Obama – My New President

Barack Obama has been declared, at this point, President-elect of the United States. My reaction? Welcome. I didn't choose him, but God did. I could not and did not vote for him because of some serious values-clashes. But now, It's time for us to prayerfully support the man God has chosen for this position. Let's be obedient to 1 Timothy 2:1-2 and undergird him in prayer daily. God has granted us this man as President in His sovereign wisdom. We may agree or not, but "the …

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A Live Election Map from Google

The great thing about this map is the lack of commentary from any major media group - just real-time reporting of election results. Enjoy... feel free to add your comments along the way. Be the media. …

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Denny Burk’s Closing Argument for Life on Election Eve

In this presidential election, moreso than others in the past, those who vote on the basis of the issue of the sanctity of life have been increasingly classified as "narrow-minded" and "single-issue obsessive." Yep, that's me. Well, I appreciate this well-worded post from Denny Burk. I don't know that I've heard my own opinion on the issue clarified as well. No matter what happens tomorrow, Christians ought to be confronted with these words... Denny Burk » My Closing …

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