Five Unanswerable Questions 4-19-09
John Stott says, “The Apostle hurls the questions. . .”
1. If God is for us – who can be against us?
Scale – a few marbles on one side, 10 lb anvil on the other
2. How will he not also, graciously give us all things?
We need strength to overcome temptations
We need comfort
We need direction
We need a friend
A rich relative gives you $1,000,000. Will he withhold a quarter if you need it for a parking meter?
3. Who will bring a charge?
Legal area. It is God who justifies
- God is Judge
4. Who is he that condemns?
The grounds for our justification - forever free
5. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
Paul looks around and asks questions:
Shall tribulations? Pressures? Etc. etc.
Rom. 4:25 – He was raised to life for our justification
If Jesus had actually sinned a little bit he would be a sinner and his death wouldn’t have atoned for anyone.
How do we know?
Atonement made - Atonement accepted
Restore to me the glory
He pleads the benefits of his death
- A Savior who satisfies and keeps us safe.