Common Grace vs. Special Grace

“God is good to all in some ways but good to some in all ways” (JI Packer, Knowing God).

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  • Rod Carroll says:

    Great quote! Thanks for sharing it.

  • Michael K. says:

    No problem, Rod – In truth, you can pretty much turn to any page in Packer and find something that will change your life.

  • Christopher Lake says:

    I agree. J.I. Packer’s Knowing God is a book which every Christian who is able to read should read.

  • Nathan Penn says:

    God is good to us in all ways, not only a certain few. Some may look like they have it all, but if we wish we had that isn’t that breaking the tenth commandment. “Thou shall not covet”. The Lord blesses us all in every aspect of life. The Lord doesn’t put you through somehting that you can’t handle or come out blessed by.

  • Michael K. says:

    Nathan – I believe the point of Packer’s quote is to say that there are common graces that apply to everyone. The rain comes down, the seasons change, your heart continues to beat – these blessings are passed out indiscriminately. So God is good to all in some ways.

    The Christians are the “some.” Because we have been made sons and daughters of God in Christ, God is good to us in all ways.

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