Thanksgiving…and what I am most thankful for… that He is God… and His merciful grace is by His provision for us in Christ…
but some would say… is He fair…how can He exclude some from His Kingdom and family…how can He allow certain things to happen if He is a God of love…does He have ‘the right’ to select or choose those who are ‘saved by Him in Christ’…does He truly ‘raise up all governments’…and even ‘use evil’ for ‘His purposes’…
“For He saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.” Romans 9:15 Continue Reading »
God chooses those who will receive His salvation in Christ…
“The exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe according to the working of His mighty power, which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead.”
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All Mighty God, our Creator, our Father God in heaven, is an awesome God. He is a good God! He loves us so—-the full proof of that is Jesus Christ. And yes, I also totally subscribe to the Scriptures that reveal we, as mankind, will never ascribe to or reach His knowledge and understanding—because He is God. Isaiah 55: 8, 9 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts. (NASU)
But, the more I study His Word, I find how He is a God of logic and reason (from His position of who He is) and not a God of confusion for those who love Him and seek Him in His Word.
So often though, we are not ‘searching below the surface of our traditional ‘accepted’ dogma and ‘current understanding’—-and may miss out on an even fuller illumination recorded for us to find.
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God’s ultimate purpose is His glory. Because of a limited human perspective that sees only the evil, people wonder how He can allow crime, disease, natural disasters, or war. But we know that “God causes all things to work together for good” (Romans 8:28). Look at the cross—that device of torturous death is the greatest expression of love, of good and glory in Christianity!
As we see the devastation of the Tsunami, or of famine, or of genocide in Africa, of starving children, or children dying young of disease, war, or disaster, and we hear people ‘question if there is a God,’——or if there is a God, ‘why does He allow this?’
And, it can be considered ‘natural’ to ‘question God.’ But, He is God, and so ‘is Sovereign.’ If God ‘is not in control’—-then, we are ‘all victims of fate,’ and the world is ‘out of control’—-and so is ‘our eternity.’
Does God ‘allow these events to happen? Yes.
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