Saturday, March 15, 2008

Sovereignty of YHWH

This is an issue that leaves me totally confused. Yes, I know, our God is not the author of confusion. But if I ignored Him totally, I wouldn't be confused at all - ignorant, yes, but not confused. There would be no issues to understand.

When I listen to the mainstream view(s) of christianity, it feels like I'm back in 8th grade or so, studying Greek and Roman mythology. You know, where Zeus got into a fight with this other god and had kids by this goddess and that human woman, then came down in the form of a bull or something to mess with some people he was annoyed with?
But I won't automatically say everything all other religions teach is wrong. They speak according to their understanding, how unlikely is it that there is NO truth at all? Very I think. For those who think everything in that early religious setup was pagan, evil, and false, why do christians still follow their traditions (christmas, easter, sunday sabbath)?


Well, that wasn't even the point of this post, sorry, I got a bit sidetracked. About the sovereignty of the Father, the Almighty, how is He Almighty if His plan can be derailed by some rebel underling? Or by humans who, we are told, are lower than the angels? Does He have no more power over His creation than we human parents have over our children? We may finally "give up" on a wayward child who seems to insist on his own destruction because the only way they can see what they're doing is to have it happen! Some parents realize they have no influence over their almost grown child and have to accept there's nothing they can do but hope they'll see truth before it's too late.
If the mainstream view of christianity that i've been taught is true, that's the position the not-so
mighty Father is in. It leaves him wringing his hands in desperation, wishing with everything in him that we would just listen to his wise advice, broken hearted over all those who turned away, deceived by his archenemy who keeps winning.

THAT'S WHY I HAVE TO RESEARCH MORE ABOUT U.R. If Universal reconciliation in some form is true (I've heard some farfetched doctrines), then Almighty God is well aware and capable of bringing about everything He planned in the first place.

Of course, if He PLANNED for many to be lost so that His few chosen ones had excellent examples of why His way was best, so be it.
Many are called, few are chosen.
Some vessels were created for destruction.

Bet you guys want the scripture references for those, don't you?

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