Not a Chance!

Beloved, there is no such thing as chance.

R.C. Sproul

The introduction of the worship service online from last Sunday was amazing. Then the men prayed, read from Scripture and shared their thoughts. One of the elders read the words of the song “Across the Lands” written by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend and my tears started to flow. Another elder read “How Great Thou Art” to us and finished with a heart-warming prayer. I was amazed of how perfect the whole worship service had come together. By chance?

The following Monday my husband and I listened to a sermon by the late R.C. Sproul. What fascinated me was what he said about “chance” and how he explained it. He asked someone what the chances are that a coin flipped would come up head or tail. The answer was 50/50. R.C. corrected him and explained it will come up 100%. He continued to ask what the chance was that the coin would come up head. The answer was 50/50. R.C. agreed and then got into the reasoning of who or what influences the result.  (You can listen to the whole teaching at: No Maverick Molecule)

Blessed is that man who has done with chance, who never speaks of luck; but believes that, from the least even to the greatest, all things are ordained of the Lord. We dare not leave out the least event. The creeping of an aphis upon a rosebud, is as surely arranged by the decree of Providence, as the march of a pestilence through a nation. Believe ye this; for if the least be omitted from the supreme government, so may the next be, and the next, till nothing is left in the divine hand. There is no place for chance, since God filleth all things.

Charles H. Spurgeon

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