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God’s Wit: Unwitting and Unwilling Man

A very interesting post by Andy Underhile on God’s sovereignty:

John 11:49-52 tells us, “But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all. Nor do you understand that it is better for you that one man should die for the people, not that the whole nation should perish.” He did not say this of his own accord, but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation, and not for the nation only, but also to gather into one the children of God who are scattered abroad.”
This is an amazing text. It demonstrates, quite emphatically the sovereignty of God over men’s wills – even over the wicked. Even enemies of God, who hate Him and wish to rebel against His will, are still under His sovereign power and cannot so much as move apart from Him. Moreover, they are often used, unwittingly and unwillingly, as instruments for the very plans of God they wish to frustrate. …Read More!

Woof, Dogs Now Do Holy Communion!

The last time animals had more common sense than humans was when they flocked into the ark just before the flood. Okay and there was also Balaam’s talking donkey. Since then people have wisened up -or so we thought. An Anglican seeker and canine sensitive vicar recently went the extra mile for a church new comer.

St Peter’s Anglican Church in Toronto has since been deluged complaints from Christians all over Canada. Donald Keith, the dog’s owner, said he had taken his pet (Trapper) to the church because he had been told animals were welcome. He said that because he was newcomer the vicar invited him up in person to receive communion. But There’s More