Aug 23, 2012 at 10:03PM EDT
Ah, unconditional election and limited atonement. The latter is something I still wrestle with today. The way I look at it is this: out of a dead world, God scooped up some to be given life. It’s not that He’s sending people to hell, it’s that out of those who were perishing some were taken. And not because of merit, entirely based on grace. There’s no reason other than God’s own work that people are chosen. And another thing: it would seem to me that if Jesus died for absolutely everyone, He’s failed. Because He gave us to the Father, and no one can pluck us from the Father’s hand. Not even ourselves. And I know that’s a hard thing to hear; it’s certainly a hard thing to say. As for why He chose me? I have no idea. I’ll openly admit I don’t know why He chooses who He does.
But that leads me to my ultimate point: I trust, as I’m sure you do, that God knows what he’s doing. Whether or not my theology is correct is of no consequence. I know I could be wrong about all of it, but I still think that Jesus is Lord. My responsibility is to live in light of that fact. And really, that’s all that matters.
P.S. I still have some pro-Calvin points in the tank if you’re interested in hearing them.Thoughts? About everything, I mean?
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