“Great are the works of the LORD;
they are pondered by all who delight in them.”
Psalm 111 v 2
God is great. Possibly this comment wins the prize for the single most obvious statement in the entirety of human history. Of course God is great, he’s God, what else could he be? But far too often we lose sight of the greatness of God, we limit him, we doubt him or we rebel against his greatness.
Open the Bible at a random page and you find on in an account of God’s greatness. Hang on, I’ll show you:
Calvinism 2.0 is a theological revival sweeping across the USA returning the American church to sound doctrine and reformed teaching. It’s so prevalent that mainstream newspapers are even picking up on it. I’ve found it immensely encouraging reading about how God is brining his church back to biblical thinking. I’ve posted this before and will do so again I’m sure. But how is it different to the Calvinism of history? What’s changed?
It would appear that instead of being behind the times as many would consider me I’m actually ahead of the times. It’s all rather embarrassing actually; I may have to lose my persecution complex. Why?
Calvinism is in.
All too often we get the relationship between man and God wrong. We think childishly about it; imagining that God needs our counsel, that we deserve an answer from God and that it is our right to question him. Our thinking is so often immature, marred by our rebellion and lack of understanding.
Job had lost everything, his sons and daughters, his great wealth and his good health. More, he had had to put up with his friends basically ripping into him and saying that he was a bad man. He had suffered more than most of us can imagine. Naturally, he had questions for God. This is how God answers him: