Friday

Lines in the Sand

Christian faith includes mystery, Christians don't have all the answers, God is infinite, Calvinism, Arminianism
God is infinite. We're finite. We can't understand everything. But sometimes we think we can.

So we draw lines in the sand and insist God has chiseled them in rock:
  • lines defining God's Sovereignty and man's free will.
  • lines defining healing and miracles.
  • lines emphasizing certain verses and ignoring others.
  • lines that say "I know" when they should say "I think" or "I wonder."
Scripture reveals everything we need for life and godliness, but it doesn't explain everything (2 Peter 1:3; John 21:25).

There are absolutes (e.g. John 14:6).

But there's also mystery - healthy "tension" between our lines. We don't have all the answers because:
God's Truth is a vast ocean that washes away our lines in the sand. So let's quit drawing them.

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