It’s a powerful, personal promise concerning the coming of Christ into a world that had rebelled against the Father’s command.
Longfellow did not end his poem in despair with bowed head, for he knew God was writing a grander narrative.
Stanton’s interview was deeply intriguing to me. He started with a blog and now has a NYT best-selling book titled/fashioned per his blog.
The prophets never tire of reminding Israel that her election is not a privilege which she may selfishly keep for herself; election is a call to service.
Compatibilism asserts that God is the cause of all things, including the “free” decisions of humans. This claim is made by redefining God’s permission and human freedom in highly unusual and suspect ways.