Does faith in the personal God of Scripture make sense if we acknowledge that we do not have free will? This blog presupposes that we don’t have free will, but argues that far from being a source of anxiety or even a death sentence for faith, our lack of free will may actually be the central point of Scripture and essential to our inherent human dignity.
August 31, 2016 - Consolation
daybreak, Jesus left and went to a deserted place.
The crowds went looking for him, and when they came to him, they tried to prevent him from leaving them.
But he said to them, “To the other towns also
I must proclaim the good news of the Kingdom of God, because for this purpose I have been sent.”
passage is remarkable in that Jesus summarizes his purpose in just a few words - to
proclaim the good news of the Kingdom of God. Notice that he is evidently proclaiming something
that has already been accomplished - not a warning, not a program of moral
self-improvement – just a message of consolation so compelling that his listeners
didn’t want him to leave.
Video: Duck Harbor Beach, Wellfleet, Massachusetts