Monday, November 24, 2008

Just a Question

So I know this is probably a very, very, veerrrryyyy basic question, but I can't seem to find an answer that suits me and satisfies my "what ifs".

We say God is just, right? Now, I'm sure He is because He says He is and all. But how do we figure that God is just when some are saved? I mean, sure I get why some are damned and all since we've all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, so why are some saved? Because if you pick some and not others, is that just? Do I just have the wrong definition of the word?

My brain is addled, and now I must work a bit then sleep. That is all.


SeeTheBlueSky said...

I'm a big believer in free will.
I believe that God is just, and that He wants us to all choose him, but He doesn't force us to do so.
He could have made us to where we were required to love, honor and follow Him, but He didn't....
This is just my simple take on this subject... it made me crazy for years, and sometimes still does as in my limited thought I still don't understand the why's completely (sleep deprivation or not).
I hope that you find the clarity you are looking for....

Casey said...

To me, it seems that he did not reject us. Some of us choose to reject him though.

Kristen said...

I agree with the two above. I also recommend the book "The Grand Demonstration" by Jay Adams. I haven't read the whole thing yet. (It's a bit intellectual for me when the only time I have to read is when the kids go to bed and I am officially brain dead.) But the few chapters I have made it through have been very satisfying for answering those BIG questions: Why do bad things happen? Did God create evil? What's the deal with election? etc.
(Our mutual friend Michelle @ Life With Three introduced me to your blog and I've been lurking for about a month now.)

Beth said...

This is a test. This reply is only a test. It is to see if when I click submit that this will actually post... since I just typed a waaaaaaay long response to your question and it completely disappeared.


Just like that. All my Biblical musings gone. Like it never existed.

Like I said, this is only a test.