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Robert Williams latest three entries on Dead Man Blogging are all excellent essays:

  1. God's Sovereignty Over Pharaoh: How God hardened Pharoah's heart so as to deliver Israel in a way that brought great glory to Himself, to make His name great among the nations. Williams notes that Pharoah let Israel go, and that might have been the end of the story, but God hardens Pharoah's heart, and he continues to pursue Israel all the way to and into the Red Sea.
  2. Appeal to Consequences is no way to Rightly Handle the Bible: You can't make a valid argument against a theological assertion based on the fact that you don't like the conclusions to which it leads you.
  3. Losing My Religion: Williams outlines his faith journey over the last 10 years from Arminian dispensationalist to Calvinist, and it resembles mine in many ways -- growing up in a small Southern Baptist congregation, Campus Crusade in college, a brief time in a Bible Church, then settling in a PCA congregation, and in the process coming to a very different understanding of what it means to live the Christian life:
    Iím trying to understand what a Christian life ought to look like. Iím losing my Gnostic religion. Iím losing my ďbusyness is godlinessĒ religion. Iím understanding godly living and Christian service to be in the small things. I donít have to light a fire and start a ministry that will change the world. If I pursue a close walk with God, lead my family, look to my wifeís sanctification, raise my children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, work diligently and enjoy the work itself as well as the fruit of my labor, spend time with a very few good friends, go to worship regularly at my church, serve a little bit at my church (e.g., by teaching theology), take care of my extended family and my church family, Iím full. Thereís not a lot of time to do much else. And thatís OK. No, itís more than OK. Itís good.

    Robert from 10 years ago might not like the Robert of today, but thatís his loss.

    Three entries well worth your time and pondering.

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