Does God Have a Concrete Plan for Your Life?: Goals of the Gospel (part II of II)

theology like a child

Picture of four spiritual laws: “God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life” Yes, in Christ. Cru’s 4 spiritual laws:  “God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life” Yes, in Christ.

Again, this piece is dedicated to those wonderful persons I met in Campus Crusade for Christ, many of whom, while not teaching Christ’s imputational grace and denying the presence of His deified flesh and blood in the bread and wine, nevertheless seemed to me to be compelled by His love. You woke me up to so many things I had missed.

Part I.

Today we get much more personal: to what extent am I, as an individual, on God’s radar? And am I selfish for even asking that question?*  One thing that American evangelicalism tends to emphasize is that an individual can have a personal relationship with God.  Here in part II, we are also getting quite a bit more personal (this also gets more controversial, and deals with matters I…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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