A few weeks ago I highlighted a doctrinal debate going on in the Christian blogosphere between Calvinists and non-Calvinists. My thoughts on the debate (I must be crazy!):
Which group of humans has the correct doctrine? I wonder if any of us have it 100% correct. God’s ways, His thoughts, are not our ways and our thoughts, and although God can perfectly communicate His truth, we are imperfect “receivers;” our minds are finite and can’t contain it all. So there are mysteries that cannot be perfectly explained, such as the Trinity. We can accept that the Trinity is God’s truth, but cannot logically describe it. At least I can’t. Not because of a flaw with God, but because of a flaw with our own minds and reasoning.
The best the whole of God’s revealed truth could be related in human language has already been related by God in His Word. And also in the life of Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh. He is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of God’s nature. He is the Truth. His life, His works, His daily supping with us also communicates God’s truth, and brings into sharper focus for us that which human understanding leaves cloudy.
to be continued …
Update: doctrinal discussions, part two
doctrinal discussions, part three
doctrinal discussions, part four
My mother's always said that we'll have one big Bible study when we get to heaven, where God will say, "Well, you got it 95% right. Here's where you were a little off…"
There are, however, issues where we CANNOT compromise. But on those minor, non-salvation issues, there is grace… even when I'm right ;-).