God Is Sovereign. Man Is Responsible. Huh?

The perennial question – If God is sovereign (and if He isn’t, He is not God); what part does man have in salvation – can fry a mind over time.

TrainTracks1Many have drawn their line in the sand; absolutely confident their interpretation of this massive them is stone-cold correct. Others are willing to live in the uncertainty of “I’m not sure.”

Here is a very helpful declaration:

“Just as the rails of a train [track], which run parallel to each other, appear to merge in the distance, so the doctrines of God’s sovereignty and man’s responsibility, which seem separate from each other in this life will merge in eternity.  Our task is not to force their merging in this life but to keep them in balance and to live accordingly.”
Joel Beeke
What do you think? (by the way, that’s why there is a ‘comments’ section)