Thursday, June 11, 2009

Foreknowledge

I recently had a discussion with a friend of mine who believes God predestines people to salvation based on knowing beforehand they would believe rather than on God's sovereign freedom. Part of the discussion went something like this....

Me-- "So....do you consider it better to believe the Gospel than not to believe?"

Friend-- "Yes...of course it is better to believe"

Me -- "Let me ask you this....Do you think it is wise to believe the gospel?"

Friend --"Yes"

Me-- "Well one more question....Do you think it is virtuous to believe?"

Friend --"Yes"

Me-- "So let me get this straight. Your argument is that God looked into the future and saw that you were better, more wise and more virtuous than the person sitting next to you in the pew who does not believe, and presdestined you accordingly?"

Friend.................ahhhhhhh.....well......I am not saying that..................................

Brothers and sisters... Let us embrace God's Grace and stop making the Gospel dependent on man for God to save people.

4 comments:

nualapthatsme said...

I love God. I am forever at His feet seeking Him.

Beyond Zaphon said...

Truly there is no better place to be, than at the feet of our Lord!

Philip@ReformedVoices said...

Good points!

Beyond Zaphon said...

Thanks Philip for your comment. BTW I appreciate you blog! You have posted many, many things that God has used to elevate my reflections on the glory and grace of Lord Christ.