Sunday, December 23, 2012

We Christians Don't Believe That, Do We?

A missionary lady was looking at some drinking water under a microscope. It was filled with bacteria and other life. She let a young boy look. He was amazed at the little wriggling creatures. She explained that the water was impure. It was filled with microscopic life. "These little bugs in our water can make people sick," she said. "But we Christians don't believe that do we?" he replied.

There are doctrines in the Bible that people do not believe, and don't think we should even talk about. Trouble is, I believe in one that is there. Arguments against it are pretty convincing, but still wrong. I run into it a lot in the Bible, so I believe it. I will print some quotes.

Having predestinated us unto to the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, Ephesians 1:5

In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the council of his own will: Ephesians 1:11

Some believe we are predestinated. I sure do. "But He foresees that we will make the right choice in the future," some will say. Good old Free Will to the rescue! But it is his will, not ours, which is being enacted. It is his will, not our will.

Here is John's explanation. Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:13

Do we Christians believe this? I do.

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