Opting Out Of The Great Debate

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  1. Paul Seger on July 22, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Right on!!!!

  2. Doug Lyle on July 22, 2013 at 6:47 am

    Well said! Reminds me of what Oswald Chambers said: “We control what we understand; therefore, it is not surprising that we want to understand everything.” The two sides to this issue are, in reality, trying to control God. That is not only arrogant, it is just plain silly. It is also idolatry as each side’s faith is not in the true God but in their understanding.

    PS. I confess that I might be wrong about what I have just written as there might be a third “side” to the debate that neither I nor anyone else is aware of!

  3. stephanie smith on July 22, 2013 at 5:48 am

    It astounds me how apt humans are at scrounging around for a camp. When I find myself tempted to place ANY belief above that of “Jesus died, lives and I am now his”, I know I am in arrogant terror of “getting it wrong”.

    Doctrine is exhausting and, yes, tedious. Yet total absence of it can leave seriously warped minds worshiping everything except God.

    Who am I to choose an “elect”?! I can’t even produce an honorable thought or action outside of prayer.

    If I had to name doctrine for myself it would be….I was dead with a heartbeat, I crumbled before God and asked for Him through Christ, and remain in desperate need of Him every nano-second of this life.

    It wouldn’t fit on a bumper sticker, but eyeball to eyeball I come alive sharing it with anyone willing to hear me.

    Great job at not jumping in a box, but instead clinging to Jesus’ cross.