Wednesday, June 15, 2005

The Package

Coming home after Mr & Mrs Smith (angelina jolie's hot!) last night, the sky was an awesome sight. It was windy with that familiar smell of the rain pouring soon, the reddish sky was clouded, not a blink of stars. I've always like it just before it rains, no explanations why. The moment before it rain is short lived but those moments are what I called, beautiful.

The rain too, one of my favourite things. Somehow that phrase rings whenever it rained - "The old has been washed away, the new has come". No idea where i got that from. Even in the Bible, water has always played a big role - the flood during Noah's time, and in the end of days, the water level will rise but never again sweep away the earth.

Although, many view water as destruction with the recent Tsunami waves. God's creation viewed as evil and all that were created are good. Evil because lives were lost? Don't God, all Sovereign and Creator of all things have every right to give and take away lives? Then some may ask, if it's all in God's hands, then where's my free will?

I supposed with this 'package' God has created, the package includes free will. When there's free will, then there's what we called Choices. With Choices, then there's the risk / possibility to not choose God which is Rebellion. With the possibility of Rebellion, the Fall could take place which resulted Sin and therefore, God needed to save us as we were all initially children of wrath. All have sinned and fall short of God's glory so all were originally meant to perished!
Who then are we to question why God take away lives? We are all meant to perish and the one to die on the Cross was to be us! With Sin, we have the Cross and therefore those who Choose Salvation will be Saved who then will be granted Eternal Life with God! That's a whole package

My messy thoughts...

5 comments:

Comrade Kenny said...

Not to mention messy english =) Will comment more on it later when I've got time to think.

Ireallywanttobelievelikeyou said...

God's creation viewed as evil and all that were created are good.
>>>> what?

Evil because lives were lost? Don't God, all Sovereign and Creator of all things have every right to give and take away lives?
>>>>

Then some may ask, if it's all in God's hands, then where's my free will?
>>>> How does this connect with the previous sentences? Why did you suddenly jump to freewill? That God can take life, what does that have to do with our freewill? He can take all lives, so does it affect our freewill? The only conclusion i can arrive at from the previous sentences is that God has rights over our life and death, how did you allude to freewill, pls enlightened me.

I supposed with this 'package' God has created, the package includes free will. When there's free will, then there's what we called Choices. With Choices, then there's the risk / possibility to not choose God which is Rebellion.
>>>> Your possibility includes NO-Rebellion. Why must there be Rebellion? What determines that possibility? that thing you call Choices? If possibility is the future, then this thing called Choices becomes the determinant of our/the future? Pls enlightened me.

With the possibility of Rebellion, the Fall could take place which resulted Sin and therefore, God needed to save us as we were all initially children of wrath.
>>>> Sin first or Fall first? You said Sin resulted from the Fall, which means the latter first then Sin. What's with Rebellion and Fall? So much rhetoric, so confusing. God needed to save us? Why are initially we children of wrath? Where is free will if we are not given chance at birth, but condemned from "initially"? Pls enlightened

All have sinned and fall short of God's glory so all were originally meant to perished! Who then are we to question why God take away lives? We are all meant to perish and the one to die on the Cross was to be us!
>>>> Did I choose or your so-called Adam chose to act out the so-called Rebellion? Why must I originally meant to perished? Where is free will? Pls enlightened.

With Sin, we have the Cross and therefore those who Choose Salvation will be Saved who then will be granted Eternal Life with God!
>>>> What is Salvation? does it have anything to do with the Cross you mentioned? Why must I choose specifically this Salvation offered by a stranger. Why can I by my own act be Saved? If my free will can earn me Salvation ("those who Choose Salvation") already drawn up by another, why can't my free will win me Salvation in my own way. Pls enlightened me.

That's a whole package
>>>> I am glad you can rest so comfortably now at your package. As if everything now fall into place, or at least your faith is resting on good ground. Good for you my friend. But not enough for me. :)

enn@j said...

hi ireallywanttobelievelikeyou,

as i indicated at the end, "My messy thoughts..."

but will reply you soonest possible ;)

Anonymous said...

yeah, good disclaimer, that's what we need today, irresponsible babblings.

Messy thoughts = if it's good, that's great, if it's not, I've warned ya.

enn@j said...

ireallywanttobelievelikeyou,

(and I know who you are)

Sorry, havent had time to really 'research' my thoughts on this post. Guess it'll take sometime before I can answer you

Hope you be patient with me...with all those 'briberies'. Hehe ;)