We think that an all-knowing God should have given us the ability to always do right. But from the beginning, humans have disobeyed God and chosen to sin instead. Why did God give us the freedom to walk away from his perfect will? And why does he offer abounding grace to us when we have created such a mess of the world? In this study, we'll use a CHRISTIANITY TODAY article by Timothy George to explore some of these questions.
Table of Contents
• Identify the Current Issue
• Discover the Eternal Principles
—Teaching point one: Through his omniscience and foreknowledge, God knew human beings would not measure up to holy standards, but he chose to create us anyway.
—Teaching point two: Through the work of Jesus Christ, human beings are made right with God and benefit from the grace of salvation.
—Teaching point three: Jesus made it possible for human beings to reconcile with God and once again enjoy his fellowship.
—Teaching point four: When we commit ourselves to follow Jesus Christ, we find mercy and grace along with righteousness and holiness.
• Apply Your Findings
HANDOUT FOR FURTHER STUDY
ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY
• Good Question: Has God Played Fair, by Timothy George (2001, 2 printed pages)
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