Free Will

“Don’t you realize that if there is one molecule in this universe
running around loose outside the scope or the sphere of God’s divine
control and authority and power, then that single maverick molecule may
be the grain of sand that changes the entire course of human history,
that blocks God from keeping the promises he has made to his people? It
may be that one maverick molecule that will prevent Christ from the
consummation of his kingdom. For if there is one maverick molecule, it
would mean that God is not sovereign. If God is not sovereign, then God
is not God. If there is any element of the universe that is outside of
his authority, then he no longer is God over all. In other words,
sovereignty belongs to deity. Sovereignty is a natural attribute of the
Creator. God owns what he makes, and he rules what he owns.” – R.C.

Channel FlipperI

I love checking out the “Stuff Christians Like” blog, but THIS one was a little too close to home…Good stuff

“The other day I was quickly flipping through the radio when I heard a snippet of a song by Kanye West. It was pretty wild.”

See what I did right there? I did four little sneaky Christian disclaimers:

1. Quickly
I used this word to indicate that I was moving along pretty fast. Hopefully when you hear this word you will mistakenly think I did not stop and listen to the song.

2. Flipping through
Instead of saying, “I hit number 4 on my preset stations so that I could listen to V103 the people’s station,” I made it seem as if I was just skipping through a field of radio stations like a school girl in a field of flowers, la la la. When suddenly, completely by chance, I landed on this song. What a weird thing to accidentally happen.

3. Snippet
Ohh, so tricky. I used to call anything that wasn’t the complete song or show a “snippet.” Did you only watch 27 minutes of the show, “The Hills” on MTV? Then you saw “part” of it, just a snippet or a few clips. God is probably cool with that.

4. It was pretty wild
Lean in close and I’ll tell you a little secret. Sometimes, I used to throw out ideas just to see how you’d react