Notable Quotable: “Evil Rulers Are Never Beyond The Bounds of God’s Sovereign Will” – Jerry Bridges

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“Admittedly the statement, “the ruler is God’s servant to do us good,” (Rom. 13: 1,4) seems difficult to accept when we see some of our brothers and sisters in Christ persecuted and perhaps killed because of their Christian commitment. We should remember again that God in His infinite wisdom and sovereignty and for reasons known only to Himself, allows rulers to act contrary to His revealed will. But the evil actions of those rulers against God’s children are never beyond the bounds of His sovereign will. And we should remember that God works in history from an eternal perspective, whereas we tend to view the outworking of history from a temporal perspective.” (Jerry Bridges, Trusting God Even When Life Hurts)

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