I'm a tad bit sad this evening as I write. I wish I could make everyone love each other. I wish everyone chose Christ over the world, and I wish I could make Christmas perfect. You know what's interesting? The more I try, the harder it gets.
On a completely other note, I had a conversation with someone this morning about Calvinism. I have always found that when it came to Calvinism or Armenian ism I have always fell nearer the Calvinist side. But we were talking about the "Elect(God's Choice not man's) " and I just can't find in my Spirit a place that finds peace with that theology.
I began to think about the fact that...you have to choose to be a Calvinist, or any other belief system. You have to weigh the Word and figure out what you believe. There is a choice. Life is a choice. God does know the outcome, but he created us in a way that he could bring his wisdom and thoughts to our thoughts, to draw us into a relationship. I just can't be down with the fact that God is a dictator. God is Lover, a bridegroom, all knowing and powerful, but Dictator...I just don't believe that.
Calvinism and Armenian ism are just two beliefs two men came up with. In the end, it's theology, it's not the Word of God. It's two ways of believing not the Word inspired by God himself. I think the only book that's inspired only by God and not any other thing is the Bible. No Flesh...God's word.
Peace in the Middle East.