Called by the King: Election and Assurance in Romans 9 - 11

Wednesday, 02 May 2007

they understood that it is only by the faith-creating ministry of the Spirit working in and through the gospel that we hear and respond to God's call with a true assurance of mind and heart
I believe in God the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth." This opening line of the Apostle's Creed is familiar to us, yet what do we really mean when we use the word Almighty when referring to God our Father? Fearful (Ps. 1:1) or wonderful (Rom. 11:38) come close to describing what we mean, or perhaps even awesome (Eccles. 5:5). Other great creeds and rules of faith in the church use the phrase All Governing, which better establishes the Father's almightiness in relation to creation. The church bears witness to the almightiness of God as he is presented ...

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