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9Marks Explained : A Letter From Mark Dever

God Helps Those Who Help Themselves?

"God helps those who help themselves." Do you remember the first time your heard this "truism"? I first heard it in a church! Why I remember the sermon I can’t say, but I do remember as a young Christian hearing those words roll right off the pastor’s tongue. No proof was offered, no biblical text cited. The truth seemed self-evident. And I must not be alone. According to George Barna, 68 percent of born-again Christians agree with this statement, and 75 percent of Americans at large.[1] Read more >