Sunday, June 8, 2014

Rescued from the Kingdom of Darkness

"Fallen men without the operations of the Spirit of God, are under the rule of Satan. They are led captive by him at his will (2 Timothy 2:26). So long as this ‘strong man fully armed’ is not molested by the ‘stronger than he,’ he keeps his kingdom in peace and his captives willingly do his bidding. But the ‘stronger than he’ has overcome him, taken his armor from him, and has liberated a part of his captives (Luke 11:21–22). God now exercises the right of releasing whom He will; and all born again Christians are ransomed sinners from that kingdom."

— Loraine Boettner
The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination
(Philadelphia, PA: P&R Publishing, 1965), 67

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