ADVERTISEMENT

image

From Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) in his book, God’s Sovereignty in the Salvation of Men:

Godliness is no cause for glorying, except in God., The Bible says, “No one may boast before Him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God-that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: ‘Let him who boasts boast in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 1:29-31). No one, by any means, in any degree are to attribute their godliness, their safe and happy state and condition, to any natural difference between them and other men, or to any strength or righteousness of their own. They have no reason to exalt themselves in the least degree; but God is the being whom they should exalt. They should exalt God the Father, who, before they were born, and even before the world was created, chose them in Christ, who then set His love on them, and gave them salvation.

HT: Ben Terry

Get CT In Your Inbox!

Don't miss a single update.

You May Also Like

ABC Correspondent: Obama Denounces Walker Faster Than He Denounced Mubarak

You know it’s bad when even the mainstream media notices.

Metrodome Collapse

I feel fortunate that Des Moines missed out the worst that the…

The Swedish Election: What You Need To Know

John Gustavsson discusses Sweden’s general election that takes place on Sunday, September 9th, and the Sweden Democrats’ role in it.

STD Diagnoses Rose​ in Iowa in 2018

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) said the state saw an increase of diagnoses of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) with one exception in 2018.