Chosen by God
Knowing God’s Perfect Plan for His Glory and His Children
With nearly 200,000 copies sold in the last 30 years, Chosen by God by Dr. R. C. Sproul is a contemporary classic on predestination, a doctrine that isn’t just for Calvinists, says Sproul – it’s a doctrine to comfort and encourage all biblical Christians.
In this updated and expanded edition of Chosen by God, Sproul shows that the doctrine of predestination doesn’t create a whimsical or spiteful picture of God, but paints a portrait of a loving God who provides redemption for radically corrupt humans. We choose God because he has opened our eyes to see his beauty; we love him because he first loved us. There is mystery in God’s ways, but not contradiction.
Table of Contents
- The Struggle
- Predestination and the Sovereignty of God
- Predestination and Free Will
- Adam’s Fall and Mine
- Spiritual Death and Spiritual Life: Rebirth and Faith
- Foreknowledge and Predestination
- Double, Double, Toil and Trouble: Is Predestination Double?
- Can We Know that we are Saved?
- Questions and Objection Concerning Predestination
About the Author
Dr. R. C. Sproul is founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries, an international Christian education ministry located near Orlando, Florida. He was co-pastor of Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Florida until his homegoing to the Lord in 2017. He also served as chancellor of Reformation Bible College and executive editor of Tabletalk magazine. Ligonier Ministries began in 1971 as the Ligonier Valley Study Center in Ligonier, PA. In an effort to respond more effectively to the growing demand for Dr. Sproul’s teachings and the ministry’s other educational resources, the general offices were moved to Orlando in 1984, and the ministry was renamed.
Dr. Sproul’s teaching can be heard on the program Renewing Your Mind, which is broadcast on hundreds of radio outlets in the United States and in more than forty countries worldwide. Dr. Sproul has produced more than three hundred lecture series and has recorded more than 80 video series on subjects such as the history of philosophy, theology, Bible study, apologetics, and Christian living
Author of 100 books
Dr. Sproul has written 100 books, including The Holiness of God and Everyone’s a Theologian. But everyone was surprised when he began to write children’s books – everyone but his family and his grandchildren, in particular, who knew his story-telling skills!
Dr. Sproul holds degrees from Westminster College, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, the Free University of Amsterdam, and Whitefield Theological Seminary, and he has had a distinguished academic teaching career at various colleges and seminaries, including Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando and Jackson, Mississippi. He is ordained as a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America.