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pursuing the upward call with fear and trembling

just a 44 year old man seeking to share my meanderings with the world at large or the blogosphere at small

Monday, June 28, 2010

More Random

Why is there such tension and acrimony over a literal 6 day creation or not??? I read Genesis and to me the beginning of the book reads like a story, a tale if you will. So much of the Bible is written in metaphor,allegory,hyperbole and poetry. None of these are literal. I don't get why those who hold to a young earth/literal 6 days creation believe our faith will dissolve if we believe a non-literal creation account????

Does God love all of us??? Did He make everyone of us with a full intent of knowing exactly who we would be and loving us good bad and the ugly?? i ask this because, again, limited atonement declares no God does not love everyone, Christ will not save everyone. There are just so many who are totally depraved and God just shuts the door on them. My teeth clench everytime i say that. I see calvinism in a chess match theologically. Of course the game is rigged before the first piece is moved because everything is predetermined. However checkmate occurs, no matter how many moves it takes, when its supposed to and meant to. Love is freedom is it not??? Where is the freedom in this??? Does grace not trump obedience??? I wish someone with a huge readership would talk about this, get a hot discussion going. Christ said *it is finished* Did that mean He obeyed perfectly in all our places knowing full well we never could although we delude ourselves into thinking at times we reach that place??/

i hope to hear from some. Anyone. lol


At 10:11 AM, Blogger Becky said...

what really would a 'hot discussion' accomplish?? it's gotta be us who love Him somehow figuring out how to love others...all others.....action not discussion convinces others...how you doing there, the loving, being loved??

At 7:35 PM, Blogger Robert said...

Hey Becky- I guess i was thinking a *hot discussion* would lead to actions, loving actions. I am 2 steps forward 3 steps back here and there. Certain areas i see His leading and help and in others still seeking to find my way as He wishes. Hope all is going well with you my friend.

At 2:23 PM, Blogger Becky said...

sorry just finding that the discussions simply upset me, them and lead to more upset....here lately I hear the word obedience and damn if I know how....trying tho, like you trying hard

At 1:06 PM, Anonymous mariam said...

Hi Robert

I have seen numerous of these "hot discussions" and they are just truly embarassing to view. While the Calvinists may be the aggressors initially and seem to have the more mean-spirited discussions (well, if you believe that God hates 99% of humanity and has foreordained them for eternal torment - that would give you a sort of negative viewpoint on things) it isn't long before all the discussants are pointing fingers and calling names. And that discussion would do you no good. In the end it is about what you "choose" to believe about the nature of God and scripture. There is scriptural and natural evidence for both views of God - but which view will make you a better person?


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