The Pleasure of His Will

“Predestining us for adoption through Jesus Christ into Him, according to the pleasure of His will,” (Ephesians 1:5) The Pleasure of His will… I wonder whether we really take time to think about this phrase very often. God does this work of adoption through Christ not primarily for our good (though it is very much… Read More

Adoption through Jesus Christ

“Predestining us for adoption through Jesus Christ into Him, according to the pleasure of His will,” (Ephesians 1:5) The doctrine of adoption is a blessed doctrine, indeed. Think about it this way, God’s work in Christ is not simply a matter of delivering us from eternal judgment, which indeed would be a blessed thing, yet… Read More

Predestination and Man’s Distorted View of Freedom

“Predestining us for adoption through Jesus Christ into Him, according to the pleasure of His will,” (Ephesians 1:5) Predestination is one of those words that often causes people to recoil. The funny thing is that the Bible uses the term six times in the New Testament, so somewhere along the way, people need to wrestle… Read More