Destinations

September 14, 2011

About a month ago at Bible study Al Roberts made a comment to the effect that believers are more generous than non-believers. The more I’ve thought about this, the more sense it makes. Here’s an editorial pointing to this truth.

Our God is an amazing designer. At times I’ve watched cheesy movies and thought that the monsters looked too unreal. It’s pretty hard to outdo God in the scary monster department.

Want a happy job? Maybe it’s time for a seminary degree. Here’s a list of the 10 happiest jobs. Notice as well at the bottom of the page the 10 least happy jobs.

Some folks struggle with election because in their view it doesn’t reflect on God’s justice in a positive way. Here’s an illustration that might help put the doctrine in a proper perspective.

Election keeps no one out of heaven, but guarantees that those God has chosen will be there.  Election is meant to be a comfort and encouragement to believers.  Never are unbelievers encouraged to try do discover if they are elect.  The message for unbelievers is you are all are invited.  Come one, come all.  Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved!

What’s the point of the Rich Young Ruler story? Matt Perlman weighs in.

Rather, his point was to reinforce the point of that parable — that none of us are lawkeepers but are only justified by acknowledging our sinfulness, as the tax collector did (18:13-14). This is what it means to receive the kingdom of God as a child (18:17) — you don’t rely on your own efforts, but simply cry to God for mercy. Jesus was bringing the rich young ruler to see the same point about salvation that he just made in verses 13-14 and verse 17.

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