The Goodness and Glory of God in Romans 8:28–30

Glen Clary and Camden Bucey discuss the apostle Paul’s teaching in Romans 8:28–30. Paul speaks of the purpose of God’s foreknowledge and predestination—leading to conformity to the image of Christ.

28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. (Romans 8:28–30, ESV)

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Carl Gobelman

1 year ago

Really loved this show on the glory and goodness of God! Thank you Drs. Bucey and Clary. It is sad to see, as you two point out, Romans 8:28-30 get used to play “whack an Arminian,” but it’s so clear that as Romans 8 unfolds, these truths are to lead to doxology (Romans 8:38-39). Furthermore, I am intrigued by the “already” discussion on the glorification of the believer, and look forward to seeing this developed more fully in future episodes.

Thank you for a great podcast!


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