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The Doctrines of Grace (Christian Worldview)

This title will be my thoughts about a book I am reading by the same title (parantheses above are mine) authored by James Montgomery Boice and Philip Graham Ryken.

Here is quote from the book with a portion from Abraham Kuyper that I love:

The Christian view of the world includes an awareness of the pervasiveness of sin, which corrupts every human endeavor. At the same time, Kuyper’s belief in divine sovereignty persuaded him that God has a purpose and plan for the secular world as well as the sacred community. God allows the goodness of creation to shine even in places where the lordship of Jesus Christ is not yet acknowledged. This goodness is the product of His common grace, by which He maintains human existence, relaxes His curse against sin, arrests the process of decay and thus allows human culture to develop. To quote Kuyper’s most famous statement: “In the total expanse of the human life there is not a single square inch of which Christ, who alone is sovereign, does not declare, ‘That is mine’.” (page 56)

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Till His return…

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