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10.24.2013

Meaningful effort, and responsibility established

Calvinists believe God is the First Cause, yet He also works through secondary causes which can be either determined, contingent, or free. Since we can't know which secondary cause is determined or contingent or free our effort is meaningful and our responsibility is established.

2 Comments:

Anonymous monax said...

ct,I trust you're well, my friend.

Fwiw, here’s one of my favorite Scriptural references supporting the ‘God’s Sovereignty and Man’s Responsibility’ dynamic for the Spirit-led life, from Philippians 2:

Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now... work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

In other words: As we cultivate the gift of life we have been given, God energizes and empowers our wills and our actions to be perfect expressions of his good pleasure.

Amen

October 26, 2013 at 11:48 AM  
Anonymous ct said...

Hey, thanks for that, monax. I hope you're well too.

October 27, 2013 at 5:24 AM  

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