NOTICE: Store prices and specials on the Banner of Truth UK site are not available for orders shipped to North America. Please use the Banner of Truth USA site .

Section navigation

Why Me? Thanks to God for Salvation!

Category Articles
Date December 5, 2018

Just as it is written: ‘Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.’ What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all! For he says to Moses, ‘I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.’ It does not, therefore, depend on man’s desire or effort, but on God’s mercy (Romans 9:13-16).

No doctrine in the whole Word of God has more excited the hatred of mankind, than the truth of the absolute Sovereignty of God! Some men cannot endure to hear the doctrine of election. I suppose they like to choose their own wives–but they are not willing that Christ should select His bride, the Church!

How is it that some of us are converted–while our companions in sin are left to continue in their godless course? Was there anything good in us that moved the heart of God to save us? God forbid that we should indulge the blasphemous thought! ‘By the grace of God I am what I am!’ 1 Corinthians 15:10

From the Word of God I gather that damnation is all of man, from top to bottom–and that salvation is all of grace, from first to last. He who perishes, chooses to perish; but he who is saved, is saved because God has chosen to save him.

Electing love has selected some of the worst people, and made them into the best!

Whatever may be said about the doctrine of election–it is written in the Word of God as with an iron pen, and there is no getting rid of it. To me, it is one of the sweetest and most blessed truths in the whole of Scripture. Those who are afraid of it are so, because they do not understand it. If they could but know that the Lord had chosen them, it would make their hearts dance for joy!

Do not stagger at the truth of electing love–it is one of the highest notes of heavenly music! Do not be afraid of such a verse as this, ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love–therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn you.’ Jeremiah 31:3

God’s electing love has, in many cases, selected great fools and great sinners:

‘But God has chosen the foolish things of the world–to put to shame the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world–to put to shame the strong; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen . . . so that no one may boast before him!’ 1 Corinthians 1:29

I can never cease to be astonished that God has elected unworthy me!

Gems From Spurgeon

    Letters Of Charles Haddon Spurgeon

    Letters Of Charles Haddon Spurgeon

    Selected With Notes by Iain H. Murray

    by  C. H. Spurgeon, Iain H. Murray


    price £5.50 £4.40

    Description

    Just as it is written: ‘Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.’ What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all! For he says to Moses, ‘I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.’ It does not, therefore, depend on man’s desire […]

    Spurgeon's Practical Wisdom

    Spurgeon’s Practical Wisdom

    Plain Advice for Plain People

    by C. H. Spurgeon


    price £16.00 £12.80

    Description

    Just as it is written: ‘Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.’ What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all! For he says to Moses, ‘I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.’ It does not, therefore, depend on man’s desire […]


    price From: £4.80

    Description

    Just as it is written: ‘Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.’ What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all! For he says to Moses, ‘I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.’ It does not, therefore, depend on man’s desire […]

Latest Articles

A Plea for Pastors to Get Outdoors December 14, 2018

Researchers are taking notice of a disturbing trend: children are spending less and less time outdoors. A recent survey of two thousand parents and children in the United Kingdom found that ‘the average child between 6 and 16 years old spends only an hour a day outside.’ The summary of the study says, ‘Believe it […]

The Westminster Conference 2018 December 12, 2018

I overheard someone asking a newcomer at the Westminster Conference if he were enjoying the conference. There was a pause and then a thoughtful, ‘. . .yes’. Not a resounding, ‘You bet!’ A considered response as though it was turning out to be not the kind of conference that he was expecting. It is not […]