Monday, March 08, 2004

"Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." -John 8:32

I had a dream last night that I was explaining to some of my friends why I believe the Calvinist perspective is Biblical. I was pointing out verses when one of them said they felt this doctrine to be really upsetting and binding to them spiritually. In my dream I responded that I knew how they felt, that it often upsets me too and makes me feel restricted. Then I said "But I know that the truth will set you free. It may be a year from now that I am actually able to feel freedom in this regard, but the truth WILL set me free."

I woke up and remembered something Jonathan Edwards said in his Personal Narrative:

"It used to appear like a horrible doctrine to me. . . But I have often, since that first conviction, had quite another kind of sense of God's sovereignty than I had then. . . The doctrine has very often appeared exceeding pleasant, bright, and sweet. . . But my first conviction was not so."

Thought for the day:
I'll be seeing Billy Blanks in Heaven.

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