Chosen by God
Sproul, R. C.
“Every generation is under a biblical mandate to provide a legacy for the coming generation that honors the Lord and propels them with insight and encouragement rooted in the glorious Gospel of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Dr. R. C. Sproul in the Holiness of God and Chosen by God has provided such a legacy for the next generation. One generation stacks up stones to the praise of God to teach the next generation. Here are two stones from the stack that give praise to God! Open these books and you will find the biblical truth insightfully illustrated and challengingly communicated. May the Lord do great things through you as you profit from these works until he comes in glory.”See All
Harry Reeder III
“Christians belong to God because we have been chosen by him. This simple truth is little understood by people who have been led to imagine that it is they who have chosen God and not the other way around. Dr. Sproul has shown us with the clarity that is his hallmark just what this means for us and why it is so important.”See All
“R.C. Sproul has long ago established his position as one of the most effective communicators of the great truths of Reformed theology. Chosen by God is an outstandingly helpful treatment of the doctrine of predestination. Characteristically, it is clear in both thought and expression, consistently led by Biblical teaching, and yet very lively in style and highly readable.”See All
“Chosen by God by R.C. Sproul is a classic of twentieth century Reformed literature. Nothing has surpassed it in clarity or passion. Those who count this volume as 'life-changing' are legion. I am ecstatic that it has been made available for a new generation to discover.”See All
Derek W. H. Thomas
“This is the book to hand anyone who has been inquiring about or struggling with the tenets of Calvinism in general, and with the subject of election in particular. It is easily read, finely illustrated, and belongs in the library of every Christian. I recommend it highly.”See All
“Chosen by God is a more focused look at unconditional election, one that is winsome and powerfully persuasive. If you had to pick one of Sproul's books to give to a Christian just introduced to the doctrine of election, this would be it. Putting his arm over your shoulder, R. C. shows you just what is at stake in God's sovereign decree.”See All
“To this day, whenever I talk to men my age who went through the same sort of theological conversion I did, they almost invariably identify Chosen by God as the book that made the difference. I know it did for me. It is still one of the most formative books of my life.”See All
Jared C. Wilson
“clearly one of the best introductions to Calvinism available.”See All
With nearly 200,000 copies sold in its 25 years, Chosen by God is a contemporary classic on predestination, a doctrine that isn't just for Calvinists, says Sproul. It is a doctrine for all biblical Christians.
In this updated and expanded edition Sproul shows that the doctrine of predestination doesn't create a whimsical or spiteful picture of God, but paints a portrait of a loving God who provides redemption for radically corrupt humans. We choose God because he has opened our eyes to see his beauty; we love him because he first loved us. There is mystery in God's ways, but not contradiction.
Published September 1994
About the Author
Dr. R.C. Sproul is the founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries, an international Christian education ministry located near Orlando, Florida. His teaching can be heard on the program Renewing Your Mind, which is broadcast on hundreds of radio outlets in the United States and in 40 countries worldwide. He is the executive editor of Tabletalk magazine, general editor of The Reformation Study Bible, and the author of more than seventy books and scores of articles for national evangelical publications. Dr. Sproul also serves as president of Ligonier Academy of Biblical and Theological Studies, and Reformation Bible College in Sanford, Florida. He currently serves as senior minister of preaching and teaching at Saint Andrew's in Sanford, FL.