The Bondage of the Imagination

Monday, 31 Aug 2015

'This is the orthodox Lutheran position: To affirm the goodness of creation, while also affirming the truth of the Fall.'
When people first hear about the doctrine of the bondage of the will, it almost always strikes them as a dark teaching. When I myself was first handed some books on predestination in my youth, I remember seeing the supporting verses and thinking, ‘This looks like it is probably true, and if it is, I will never be happy again.’ Thankfully, I was wrong about the latter part. But why did this teaching seem so dark? I think it had to do with my imagination. If God had total power to determine my fate, then I could only imagine ...

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