I ran a survey on whether or not you wanted me to continue my series on the violence of God. Here are the results. I was going to continue my series on the Violence of God anyway… mainly because I need to study it for myself, and writing is one way I force myself to study.
We spent Easter with the outcast–the lame, the halt, the thieves, the alcoholics, the drug-addicts, the murderers. We spent Easter dancing with Jesus. He loves us. Whether we’re thieves, adulterers, liars, cheats, gluttons, alcoholics or murderers, He loves us. Whether we see Him in a fancy building with stained glass windows or dancing with us in the streets, He’s there. He’s alive. If you haven’t seen Him, walk with those who do see Him. Perhaps you’ll catch a glimpse. Perhaps He’ll come and sit with you. Perhaps He’ll dance with you.
Predestination is a controversial topic, but it need not be. The Bible teaches that predestination is about our glorification and sanctification; not about justification. Therefore, if we fight about predestination, we are not living according to what we were predestined for, namely, to be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ.