Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thoughts on Discerment

I want to begin with a big,"Thanks", to all who have been reading my attempts at writing. It is a blessing to write and have people respond to convictions and thoughts put down. Please do not be timid in voicing your thoughts or questions. I really believe that controversy is the thinking persons vitamin.

In preparing the material for this series I did not try to do an exhaustive search. There are good examples of God communicating to his people that I did not include. My intent is to bring to light enough examples and allow each reader to come to a conclusion. I did omit a great example of visioning that the Apostle Peter received. That was an oversight on my part and the experience of Peter set him on his course to bring the gospel to the Gentile people.

Another point I want to mention is my view of determinism and preordination. There are many different views that surround, "preordained", life experiences. My intent is not to have a theological discourse on reformed thinking, nor on complete freedom of choice. Determinism is the idea that all events and decisions in my past will almost always dictate my future actions. Both of these topics make for interesting discussion, but, I did not intend to explore them in this series.

I would like to be able to give space to comments or questions that arise from this blog. So, I may from time to time depart from the thoughts at hand to look into comments or questions. Please remember that what I am doing is very simple; A very limited mind trying to communicate my understanding of God.

Blessings to all!

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