"It wasn't a potential atonement actuated by the sinner, it was an actual atonement initiated by the savior."

John MacArthur

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A divided world

Psalm 2:1-2 “Why are the nations in an uproar…The kings of the earth take their stand, and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord and against His Anointed.”

Wicked oppressors and the oppressed.

Psalm 10:4 & 7 “The wicked…’there is no God‘…his mouth is full of … oppression:”

Psalm 10:17-18 “O Lord, thou hast heard the desire of the humble…to vindicate the orphan and the oppressed…”

The unbelieving world.

Psalm 14:1 “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God’.”

Vile exaltation and earthly prosperity.

Psalm 12:8 “The wicked strut about on every side, when vileness is exalted among the sons of men.”

Psalm 17:13-14 “…Deliver my soul..from men of the world, whose portion is in this life…”

Prosper the oppressed?

Psalm 1:1 & 3: “How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked…and in whatever he does, he prospers.”

Losers and winners.

Psalm 16:4 “The sorrows for those who have bartered for another god will be multiplied.”

Psalm 9:6 “The enemy has come to an end…the very memory of them has perished.”

Psalm 10:19 “…That man who is of the earth may cause terror no more.”

Psalm 18:47 “The God who executes vengeance for me…”

Psalm 2:4 “He who sits in the heavens laughs.”