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Clarifying Remarks

I’d like to clarify a sentence from my post yesterday that was addressed in the comments. In my post, I wrote:

Not only do we want to rule ourselves, but we also want to rule others, and when we rejected God, God gave us what we wanted, left the scene, and created a power vacuum.

In hindsight, this sentence didn’t communicate what I intended. God has not abandoned us, but rather, God gave us what we wanted and let us run away, much like the father in the parable of the Prodigal Son. A better sentence would have been:

Not only do we want to rule ourselves, but we also want to rule others, and when we rejected God, God gave us what we wanted, and let us leave His presence and Kingdom.

It’s worth saying again, God has not abandoned us. Far from it. The story of the Bible is God’s working to reconcile the entire world back to Himself despite our rebellion, and praise God that this was His plan!

One reply on “Clarifying Remarks”

Thanks for the clarification. Free will is a tempting gift in the hearts of sinful humans. Like the father of the prodigal son, our Heavenly Father allows us to wander away from Him and all into sin, but he accepts us back with open arms if only we ask for forgiveness through the blood of Christ and not let sin separate us from His love. He does not like being ignored, and wants us to love and acknowledge Him, and reflect Christ’s love on those around us.

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