Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Phil Johnson: God & Sinners Reconciled

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, president of "Grace To You," the radio, television & tape ministry of world-renowned radio Bible teacher, author & pastor, DR. JOHN MACARTHUR, will address the theme: "God & Sinners Reconciled".

Every Christmas season, millions of people all over the world, Christians and non-Christians alike, joyfully sing "Hark the Herald Angels Sing", the glorious Christmas hymn penned by Charles Wesley, who along with his brother John were revival preachers in the 18th century. Here are the extraordinarily beautiful lyrics:

Hark the herald angels sing:
"Glory to the newborn King!
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled"
Joyful, all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With the angelic host proclaim:
"Christ is born in Bethlehem"
Hark! The herald angels sing:
"Glory to the newborn King!"

Christ by highest heav'n adored
Christ the everlasting Lord!
Late in time behold Him come
Offspring of a Virgin's womb
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see
Hail the incarnate Deity
Pleased as man with man to dwell
Jesus, our Emmanuel
Hark! The herald angels sing:
"Glory to the newborn King!"

Hail the heav'n-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings
Ris'n with healing in His wings
Mild He lays His glory by
Born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth
Born to give them second birth
Hark! The herald angels sing:
"Glory to the newborn King!"

Tonight our guest Phil Johnson will focus his attention especially on the profound statement within that hymn, "God and sinners reconciled". Many who sing this great hymn in their churches, while caroling or during special Christmas celebrations may sing those words and pass right by them without understanding or appreciating the magnitude of the theology present in those words. Hopefully, and prayerfully, these words will forever after have an infinitely greater impact upon the hearts of all who listen to tonight's broadcast.

Phil Johnson, also maintains "The Spurgeon Archive", the largest collection of Charles Haddon Spurgeon resources on the world wide web, and his blog site,

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