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July 09, 2007

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Selah,
The simplest answer to that question is Acts 2:38 where we find that God's 'determined purpose' was the crucifixion of His only Son - and surely we'd agree that He must have abhorred that, no?

As to God making the arrogant to be arrogant, doesn't Rom. 9 say that 'for this very purpose' He raised Pharoah up to persecute the Israelites?

I do believe that God debases the proud, and that the proud are proud because God's perfect plan was for them to be proud - and all of this is done NOT for us, but because this is how God has chosen to display His glory to Himself.


Have a blessed & peaceful day sister,

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Anon: ya see, I don't see the attoning crucifixion as evil. In Acts 2:38, I see it as God doing to Himself what He chose to do because His purpose superceded those evil actions which people give into in order to work out their own purposes. God knew man and what man would do to Him. He knew we'd never be perfect in and of our own accord. That's why He fused Himself with us.

I think He created this earth knowing there would be some who would never love Him and worship Him. But He wants us to resist our desires (lusts) and abandon ourselves to Him and love Him because we desire Him more than ourselves and temporary pleasures. Sin is enjoyable for a season, ya know. But it can't last an eternity.

Love in Christ lasts an eternity and God wants us to have that eternaly pleasure--not temporal. So the long and short of life is we are people created in God's image to love Him, but we are also people free to choose the way of sin and self. God is Sovereign and also able to choose to be hateful or merciful. His character is so good, pure and holy that He would never choose evil over good.

He can't stomach it. No more than I can stomach a topping of maggots garnishing my strawberry shortcake. I'd know immediately it wasn't whipped cream.

I so long to be like Jesus in that fact that good is all I ever choose. I so long to be abandoned to Him as He was to His final demise on the cross. Nail me to His person. Do not make it possible for me to wiggle, breathe or sneeze without excruciating pain if my hope is to be released from His power over me. selahV

Selah,
So you see the murder of innocents as evil, but not the murder of the only truly innocent person that has ever lived as evil? I'm not sure I can follow you on that assessment...... :)

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