Community Pool: A Weekly Collection February 25

Here’s an assorted mix of good stuff from around the web that we’ve enjoyed this week.

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What Is the Relationship Between Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility?

John MacArthur writes:

We see those seemingly contrasting truths of divine sovereignty and human responsibility repeatedly, in every part of God’s Word. But Scripture never attempts to ease the apparent tension. There’s no inspired explanation that spells out their complex relationship. Therefore, we need to be careful in attempting to conform God’s divine decrees to our own feeble sense of fairness.

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A creation debate was held at Trinity International University between Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., and Dr. Jack Collins.  The question being debated is this:  Does Scripture speak definitively to the age of the universe?

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Written for ages 8 – 14, these two biographies are from the Trailblazer series of books for children and youth. John Newton became a sea captain at a young age and was assigned to slave ships. After God saved him, he wrote the hymn “Amazing Grace.” John Knox’s life is better than fiction. He fought for freedom and defended the Christian faith valiantly. The lives of these two remarkable men are worth reading about. On Kindle, they’re just $2.99 each.

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“Don’t Lose Your Taste for God,” a short sermon clip by John Piper.

John Piper proclaims:  “Hate the essence of evil in your heart and give yourself to going to Christ and embracing the alternative to the ultimate essence of evil, namely, I will find my treasure in Christ above all things. If you do that, then the majesty of God will be magnified in your joy in God. If you do that, the real ultimate triumph of Christ in his death and resurrection will not be diminished but made much of as it comes to fulfillment in your joy in God’s presence.”

 

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A nice time line for when you study ancient history can be found here.

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