The Justice of God in Sovereign Mercy (Romans 9:14-18)

Paul has been explaining in Romans 9 how God’s purpose in election guarantees the fulfillment of all his promises. But he knows that this teaching will raise some very serious objections. Insisting that salvation is solely based on God’s initiative, his decision, his purpose, his choice will cause many to ask: “How is that fair?” In this sermon, pastor Matt teaches that God is righteous in election since it perfectly accords with his name and reveals his glory. God is free to be merciful to undeserving sinners based on the work of Christ, and he is free to harden those who reject him in unrighteousness.