Wednesday, January 28, 2009
PLANTINGA CHAPTER FOUR: REDEMPTION
In this chapter, Plantinga explains the missing piece to the puzzle... the greatest news we could ever imagine. Although we have all sinned and fallen short of God's glory, we have been redeemed by our Savior Jesus Christ. The only important part is that we need to fully accept it for everything that it's worth. We, in accepting Christ's sacrifice, must acknowledge that this act can do more that we could ever imagine, and believe in things we cannot understand. This redemption is a second chance for us. God is saying, "I know you messed up, and are going to keep on doing it, but I still love you." Have you ever experienced a love that full? Maybe from your parents. I know mine love me in spite of some careless decisions I've made in the past. But God's love is infinitely more full and real than that, and the sacrifice of His one and only Son is proof of this. Therefore, we should accept it. It would be ridiculous to pass up that kind of love.