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David A. Rich in his book "7 Biblical Truths You Won’t Hear in Church: But Might Change Your Life" – starts out the book very strong. He wrote about how God has very strong grip on our hand and even if our grip falters his never will. God will never leave us or forsake us. He went on to write about the "law" and how we could never successfully keep the "law."
Then, the book goes south. He starts in on pre-destination, how God has chosen everybody and if you weren’t chosen then you will never be saved. But, to every man has been given a measure of faith. Also, God wishes that none will perish and fall short of the glory of God. David’s point in the book is that is the lot you have dealt is the lot that you have. But, this creates a "weak Christian" mentality.
God has given us all power dominion and authority to be the ambassadors for Christ. We wield this power by speaking his word, we are the powerful creatures in this world. How can we have no "say" as to what goes on here, but at the same time have all power dominion and authority? Pre-destination just doesn’t line up, Biblically.
Mr. Rich also states that if Jesus wants us to be saved we will be. I say, nonsense! God has given us free will to choose. Yes, we are servants, but what does servant mean? Do we serve out of obligation or do we serve out of love? As Christians, we serve out of love. What do we serve? Do we serve our God directly? No, we server our purpose, our assignment on this planet – and we serve others. Just look at Jesus, he served his purpose and others. We were created to fellowship with God in the cool of the garden, and to have a purpose and mission for his glory.
By the end, this book was difficult to read because it was so dis-empowering.
Remember you were give power and dominion to take the mountain!