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.
October 7, 2016 - The Curse of Morality
all who depend on works of the law are under a curse;
for it is written, Cursed be everyone
who does not persevere in doing all the things
written in the book of the law.
And that no one is justified before God by the law is clear,
for the one who is righteous by faith will live.
Christ ransomed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us…
believed that something extraordinary was achieved by Jesus’s life and death,
and that nothing we do or don’t do can change that fact. To the
Scriptural insistence that anyone who isn’t moral is cursed, his answer is, ‘yes,
and no one is perfectly moral and so everyone is cursed.’Fortunately, for Paul, morality is not the
path to God’s favor.God chose to love us despite our moral shortcomings.
Photo: The first chapter of Genesis written on an egg in the Jerusalem Museum