In looking over some articles at the site of one of our new theology links, monergism.com, I was struck (as a firm believer in the Doctrines of Grace) by the inevitability of mongerism for those who embrace Sola Garcia.
As I let my mind rest on the complete Sovereignity of the Lord and on His total holiness, I simply can not comprehend any reality outside sovereign grace wherein to dwell.
If this is foolishness, then let me continue to be foolish, as the Lord predicted that both He and we would be regarded (1 Cor 2:14).
Further, the work of the Holy Spirit, as the active agent in the equation here on earth, is then equally unavoidable in the quickening of the Elect.
Now, before someone points it out, this is a simple equation. There certainly great theological discussion on the details and concepts. Having acknowledged that, however, the basic truth is, as it is express above or similarly, in the end quite simple.
Does this mean that those who believe (and confess Him as Lord) are then permanently freed from worldly turmoil, temptations, doubts and other difficulties? Not a chance. Perfection in experiential knowledge of the truth, as far as I can see, will only be in the presence of the Lord when He returns. Living here on earth in the interim, we witness and are faced with the battle for truth, and Spiritual Warfare is the daily reality.
Nonetheless, we have His assurance that we rest in Him, and despite the circumstances of a world moving towards spiritual calamity before His return, His Spirit works within us and we will indeed see Him face to face for all eternity.
All glory be to our Lord!