Shall we refuse to give unto God's children this valuable bread, merely because dogs snap at it!
"Not only that, but Rebekah's children had one and the same father, our father Isaac. Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad — in order that God's purpose in election might stand: not by works but by him who calls — she was told, "The older will serve the younger." Just as it is written: "Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated." Romans 9:10-13
We ask the reader — ought not the doctrine of election to be plainly and freely proclaimed?
If God's Word is full of it,
if the gospel cannot be Scripturally preached without it,
if the grace of God cannot be maintained when it is suppressed,
if the proclamation of it abases man into the dust,
if it is a divinely appointed means of faith,
if it is a powerful incentive unto the promotion of holiness,
if it stirs up the spirit of praise in the soul,
if it establishes the Christian in his eternal security,
if it is such a source of stability to the child of God,
if it supplies encouragement to praying souls,
if it works in us a sweet submission to the divine will —
then shall we refuse to give unto God's children this valuable bread, merely because dogs snap at it!
Shall we withhold from the sheep this vital ingredient of their food — simply because the goats cannot digest it!