THE PURPOSE OF GOD
(by Don Fortner)
The Lord our God is a God of purpose-
absolute and unalterable purpose.
God's purpose must and shall be accomplished.
Before the world was made, before
time began, almighty God sovereignly
purposed all that comes to pass.
Everything that is, has been, and shall hereafter
be, was purposed by God from eternity.
Everything in the universe is moving toward the
predestined end of Godís eternal purpose with
absolute, precision and accuracy.
Everything that comes to pass in time
was purposed by our God in eternity.
(1.) The purpose of God is eternal.
(2.) The purpose of God includes all things.
(3.) The purpose of God has for its particular
design the spiritual and eternal benefit of
God's elect. Everything God has purposed
is for the ultimate, spiritual, and eternal
blessedness of his covenant people.
(4.) The purpose of God is immutable and sure.
That which comes to pass in time is exactly
what God purposed from eternity.
(5.) In its ultimate end, Godís purpose will
accomplish the eternal salvation of his elect
and the glory of his own great name.
All Godís elect shall be saved.
Not one of Christís sheep shall perish.
Every sinner redeemed by blood shall be
saved by grace and crowned with glory.
The purpose of God demands it.
The law of God demands it.
Justice satisfied, cannot punish those
for whom it has been satisfied.