Friday, January 12, 2007

Footsteps of Mercy

A few nights ago my pastor tackled the subject of the doctrine of Predestination, and so it has been on my mind non-stop ever since and I have downloaded a few of MacArthur's sermons to get a better grasp on what the Bible actually says. At the end of one of his messages titled Chosen By God, Part 2 he reads this quote by C. H. Spurgeon which my good friend Brodioi thought would be a great piece to post here, I would have to agree with him.

Before Salvation came into this world, Election marched in the very forefront, and it had for its work the billeting of Salvation. Election went through the world and marked the houses to which Salvation should come and the hearts in which the treasure should be deposited. Election looked through all the race of man, from Adam down to the last, and marked with sacred stamp those for whom Salvation was designed. "He must needs go through Samaria," said Election; and Salvation must go there. Then came Predestination. Predestination did not merely mark the house, but it mapped the road in which Salvation should travel to that house, Predestination ordained every step of the great army of Salvation, it ordained the time when the sinner should be brought to Christ, the manner how he should be saved, the means that should be employed; it marked the exact hour and moment, when God the Spirit should quicken the dead in sin, and when peace and pardon should be spoken through the blood of Jesus. Predestination marked the way so completely, that Salvation doth never overstep the bounds, and it is never at a loss for the road. In the everlasting decree of the Sovereign God, the footsteps of Mercy were every one of them ordained.
Excerpt from a sermon delivered on Sabbath Morning, September 20, 1857, by the REV. C. H. Spurgeon at the Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens; Entitled "Things That Accompany Salvation".

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