|Forum: Biblical Theology|
| Topic: Predestination, Election, And The Sovereignty Of God|
|Re: Predestination, Election, And The Sovereignty Of God [message #12233 is a reply to message #12232 ]
||Thu, 27 April 2017 15:22
Registered: April 2008
Location: Birmingham, AL
|william wrote on Wed, 26 April 2017 22:38|
Well, keep in mind that while it is sometimes referred to as a "doctrine" I don't really see it as such. It's more like someone's explanation of something that we don't, or can't, fully grasp.
Like God who is "one God" and yet manifested as "triune" being explained by using analogies. (Think, the Sun has 1) physical characteristics 2) light, and 3) heat and yet there is only "one" sun, or "like" one egg that has three parts).
All of the analogies break down at some point because God isn't really comparable to any of those things but since we don't really have any words or concepts to sufficiently describe Him we resort to things that we do know. Fully understanding that all attempts ultimately fail us because we, as finite creatures, cannot comprehend infinite!
Jesus is the God-Man, fully God yet fully man! All we can do is say what He has revealed through His Word even though we find it tough to wrap our minds around it.
He has revealed that He has predestinated everything and elected us for eternal life before the world was yet each of us must freely choose Him!
O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! Rom 11:33
"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God."