Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Predestination? Well, what do you think?

This may prove that I am a simpleton, with a limited concept of this theological principle. Predestination/Calvinism. If predestination is true, then why fulfill the Great Commission?

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. 
(2Pe 3:9 ESV)

If God wishes that no one should perish, then why did he create some just to go to hell (in the case of predestination)?  I understand the drawing power of the Holy Spirit, but the Calvinist that believe in predestination feel that you were either created to go to hell or heaven Defeating the purpose of the plan of salvation.. I don't get it! Doesn't this concept infringe on the sacrifice that Christ made on the cross? This article from the Christian Post is what got me started. Please read it, and let me know what you think. 

Could it be possible that no one REALLY understands how our free-will and God's omnipotence works? Is it at least in the realm of possibility that we are arrogant to assume that we have it all figured out. I am not saying that we are saved by our "works," faith in Christ is what saves us. We must CHOOSE to put our faith in Christ. Perhaps God has foreknowledge of what we are going to do before we do it, knowing us better then we know ourselves. 

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. 
(Isa 55:9 ESV)

If anyone has a good way to explain this, please feel free to comment!

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