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What I Read Online – 01/18/2011 (a.m.)

18 Jan
    • The Lord does not delight in the death of the wicked. Neither should the Lord’s people. But we should be clear about what every New Testament author teaches: Those who finally reject God will suffer eternal, conscious torment in hell away from the presence of God. As Morgan and Peterson show, these truths should lead to humility, not haughtiness, as we plead with fellow-sinners to escape the wrath to come by trusting in the one who drank the cup of God’s wrath in our place: the Lord Jesus Christ.
      • Some of my observations:

        • I did appreciate that the sermon was restrained on matters of eternal destiny and did not over-promise salvation for all – the temptation of many.

        • I don’t really think that community grief and Jesus’ tears are the main points of John 11. So while the Bible was used, I don’t think it was used well.

        • Unfortunately, this exercise in theodicy offers us a deistic God who winds-up the universe and leaves it ticking along with natural forces in control. I might not understand the course that God is charting, but I do want to know that someone is actually at the helm.

        • Incarnation is, in the end, not enough. That Jesus knows our pain and grief is of some comfort. But more importantly he has acted (cross, resurrection, ascension and heavenly reign) and will act (second coming) to bring about a world where one day “there will be no more death, or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” (Rev 21:4)

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