Monday, March 24, 2008

God is for you.

"When you understand foreknowledge (to the small degree that is possible), when you grasp election, when you appreciate call, when you benefit from justification, when you anticipate glorification, you realize that God is overwhelmingly, obviously for you. Nothing can separate you from the love of Jesus Christ!

"He is for you. He has convincingly demonstrated that. The basis for understanding whether or not God is for us is not subjective. Our emotional state is irrelevant. The objective, eternal fact of the matter is that God is for us.

"If you need proof that God is for you, look no further than the Cross. [God] forsook his own Son so that we might know him as Father and never be forsaken ourselves. What further demonstration do we need? That bloody form hung there on the Cross to make this eternal proclamation: 'I AM FOR YOU!'"

-C.J. Mahaney (on Romans 8:31-32, in "This Great Salvation: Unmerited favor, unmatched joy")

Thursday, March 13, 2008