D.A Carson “The God Who Writes His Own Agreements”

Posted: September 28, 2011 in Uncategorized

In D.A Carson’s video, “The God Who Writes His Own Agreements,” he talks about the three ways God is portrayed by people. The first portrayal is like a soft old grandpa who is always nice and always rewards you. This is a false view of God. He has showed his wrath many times throughout scripture and the Bible does not say God is  nice even though he is a just God. The second portrayal of God is a God that could care less about us. This is trying to say God made us for no reason and has other things to worry about besides us. God made everything and cares about what he made because it was good and perfect. If He did not care for us He would not have sent his only begotten son to die for us, give us His word to study and hide on our hearts, or do any of other wonderful things he’s done for us. The third portrayal of God is when people believe in a, “You scratch my back I scratch Yours,” kind of God. This means that people think if they pray and do good deeds they will go to heaven but that is a misconception and a misleading. While God does tell us that we need to pray and do good for others that is not the way we get to heaven. We get to heaven by believing in the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ and placing all of our faith and trust in Him. God doesn’t need us he gives us life. God does not do good things to special people who do more good than others but He is just and gives people what they deserve accordingly. These are three concepts that some people believe in; however, the one true God who is a just God who saves people because of there faith not how much good deeds they do or how good they act.

 

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