What’s your view of mankind? Are people parasites? Or are people able to take dominion in such a way that the pie actually grows?
It is one thing to salute the doctrine of God’s sovereignty, it is quite another to joyfully submit to God’s sovereign providence as it unfolds in our lives.
We often speak of God as possessing attributes, but this language is inaccurate. God is a “simple” Being who is not “divisible” in parts.
The Church is a gift being given back and forth from the Son to the Father, and the Father to the Son. This glorious story is about God, first and foremost, not you.
One of the most loving things a father can do for his children is committing to love their mother more than them.
As we do the work of an evangelist in presenting the gospel to unbelievers, we are simultaneously accomplishing two tasks; 1) We are lovingly providing the means of salvation to those who are you lost, 2) We are presenting our defense of the character and nature of God against the lies of his enemies.