Can we handle the Truth? Sometimes. Sometimes not.
"I think that if we kept more simply to the teachings of the Bible, we should be wiser than we are; for by turning from the heavenly light of revelation, and trusting to the deceitful will-o'-the-wisps of our own imagination, we thrust ourselves into quags and bogs where there is no sure footing, and we begin to sink; and instead of making progress, we find ourselves sticking fast. The truth is, neither you nor I have any right to want to know more about predestination than what God tells us. That is enough for us. If it were worth while for us to know more, God would have revealed more. What God has told us, we are to believe, but to the knowledge thus gained, we are too apt to add our own vague notions, and then we are sure to go wrong. It would be better, if in all controversies, men had simply stood hard and fast by "Thus saith the Lord," instead of having it said, "Thus and thus I think." Charles Spurgeon (an excerpt of Jacob and Esau Sermon)
We may think what we may, but God gives us the choice to believe Him or reject Him and go our own way. Life is rather simple. "you shall have no other gods before Me." Exodus 20:3
no other gods...hmmmn...
nothing and no one before God.
"Not my will but Thine be done." What amazing grace is ours through the price our Redeemer paid for us. We can't earn it. We can't work enough for it. We can't change enough to receive it. Grace. God's grace is ours...because He loves us...and He loved us before we loved Him...just as we mothers love our children as they grow in our womb, and the father explodes with joy and love the moment he lays eyes on his newborn child. The baby doesn't love us first...it does nothing to deserve our love, to earn it. We simply love him or her because.
Why do some walk away from such love? Why do some thumb their noses at their Creator? Why do some trade away eternity in Heaven for a few years of temporary pleasure on earth? Only God knows. Only He. selahV for today