Thursday, September 28, 2006

Why No One Likes Predestination

Kevin Knox:

That's hard for the 90% to accept. God threw some dice (then He controlled the way they fell) and if your name didn't come up in His book of life, then you're just out of luck. You never did anything wrong. "Nothing" had not even been created yet, and already the Lamb's book of life was fully complete, but your name was excluded. And now God dangles promises in front of your nose about anyone who believes being saved, but you're not so allowed. Your name is not there.

But, it's just as hard to accept for the 10%.

We want to be loved, but in this teaching we are mere lottery winners. God decided to love 10% of x-billion people, and we were just in that 10%. He doesn't love us. He loves .1*x billion humans, and we happened to be born in the right skin.But that's not how He made us.

We cannot be made happy like that.

7 comments:

brett said...

If we weren't sinners we wouldn't even be having this discussion.

Craig Moore said...

All of us deserve justice for our sins. If God was fair, we would all be in trouble. God must therefore choose to give mercy to some and well deserved justice to those he decides to treat fairly. That is some pretty good Calvinism don't you think?

Art said...

Interesting. Someone named John quoting someone named Knox about predestination.

Jason Woolever said...

hmm. interesting but not persuasive.

Dale Tedder said...

"...you never did anything wrong"???? Where exactly does the Bible teach that?

Dale Tedder said...

Ooops. Sorry for the misread. I take it he was saying "before" we were born we hadn't done anything wrong. My bad.

codepoke said...

Amusing to see myself quoted anywhere else. Thanks. :-O

Sometime next week we plan to start looking for a palatable understanding of predestination. We won't get anywhere, but the search might be profitable. Hitting the "unpalatable" version wasn't so hard though.