Peter wrote in 2 Peter 3:9, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
For believers in Sovereign Grace, this verse is usually one of the first prooftexts raised in opposition to concepts such as election or predestination. But does this verse really contradict the sovereignty of God in salvation? We insist, no it doesn’t. In fact, as we explore the context of Peter’s statement in this episode of Words of Grace, we see that rather than contradicting election, this text demands it!
Radio broadcast for March 31, 2019