Perturbed by Predestination?

Yesterday during my morning messages I addressed the sometimes tricky subject of ‘predestination’, sometimes called ‘sovereign election’.

For many of us (probably all of us, if we’re honest), this is a really difficult idea to get our heads around. Perhaps raises more questions than it answers. Below is a selection of resources that I have found useful to understand some of the issues surrounding this confusing idea. I hope that you will find them useful too.

Of course, as we talk about predestination, let’s remember what our Confession of Faith says:

“The doctrine of this high mystery of predestination is to be handled with special prudence and care, that men, attending the will of God revealed in His Word, and yielding obedience thereunto, may, from the certainty of their effectual vocation, be assured of their eternal election. So shall this doctrine afford matter of praise, reverence, and admiration of God; and of humility, diligence, and abundant consolation to all that sincerely obey the Gospel.”

– Westminster Confession of Faith, Ch3.8

Predestination and Election

Interview – Dr John F. MacArthur

A book by John Piper

John Piper – Does God Desire All To Be Saved?

The 'U' in TULIP

Tim Challies – The ‘U’ in TULIP