Saturday, June 28, 2008

Election perverted

There is a simple illustration that humans readily understand when studying Romans 9 and election: babies are chosen by their parents. When a loving couple decides to have a baby is it because of any good or evil thing the baby has done or will do? No, it is because the parents want to love the child. The fact that we understand this but attribute all sort of fatalistic wicked characteristics when it is applied to God proves how depraved the human condition is. Much like how we choose our babies, God has chosen us. It is an apt comparison, and a great way to understand how God loves us.

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