25 August, 2016

Matthew 5:44-45—“for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust”



44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

[Matt. 5:44-45]

COMMON GRACE ARGUMENT:
Rain and sunshine are interpreted, by defenders of common grace, to be divine blessings and tokens of love and favour towards all men, including the reprobate.
It is also argued from this passage that our very duty and calling to love our enemies must imply that God Himself must love all of His enemies (i.e. including the reprobate).


The following articles are various Reformed voices on this text of Scripture:















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