Because life is a series of edits

God’s Common Grace

In Thought on March 29, 2007 at 6:55 pm

From Calvin and Common Grace by John Owen:

“How is it that men who still lie under the wrath and curse of God and are heirs of hell enjoy so many good gifts at he hand of God? How is it that men who are not savingly renewed by the Spirit of God nevertheless exhibit so many qualities, gifts, and accomplishments that promote the preservation, temporal happiness, cultural progress, social and economic improvement of themselves and of others?…How is it that this sin-cursed world enjoys so much favor and kindness at the hand of its holy and ever-blessed Creator?”

Learner’s thoughts exactly, he says. “Common grace is so unfair.”

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