In Chosen by God, Sproul shows that the doctrine of predestination doesn't create a whimsical or spiteful picture of God, but paints a portrait of a loving God who provides redemption for radically corrupt humans. We choose God because he has opened our eyes to see his beauty; we love him because he first loved us. There is mystery in God's ways, but not contradiction.
Dr. Sproul shows how election is entirely compatible with human freedom, dignity, and responsibility.
©2013 R. C. Sproul (P)2013 Ligonier Ministries
As a Minister for 40yrs I have held the opposite view. However, this teaching and other teaching by RC has completely changed my viewpoint. In doing so I am rejoicing even more in my salvation. I'm still getting to grips but I recommend the book wholeheartedly.
Thanks so much JC.
"Excellent Breakdown of Doctrine of Election"
I am a longtime Methodist and I have long looked at the doctrine of Election with a different set of glasses from Mr. Sproul. However, his presentation and documentation of the subject have given me reason to reevaluate my position!
I thought I had this all figured out. I guess I don't!!!
I will most likely listen to this a second time. It cleared up a lot of questions concerning election.
"This regards the Audible Version"
This does not appear to actually be a reading of the book. Rather it appears to be a series of lectures on the same topics. The book has 9 chapters, the audible version has 6. They do not conform to the text of the book.
Masterful presentation of the doctrine of election from the Calivinist position. A must read for anyone curious or struggling with this hard doctrine.
"This is a seminar"
Description says unabridged but it is not read according to the book. It is a seminar. I purchased for my son so he could keep up with the reading when he didn't have his book at hand. However it did not go along with the book and so it was not very helpful.
"Would have rated it 5 stars"
If there was not a 20 second interruption after every chapter with the address, publisher and other irrelevant data, I would have rated this five stars! Otherwise this was a phenomenal listen and has been a huge help in searching for answers about human free will.
"Loved it tremendously!!!"
R.C. Sproul is one of my favorite teachers. His teachings on reformed theology has changed my perspective on Christianity. Loved this book.
"This isn't the whole book."
I chose this Audible over the print version for a group study. I'm done with the Audible and the book has four more chapters. this Audible is just over half of the book.
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