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We shouldn’t put limits on God?

28 Jun

issuesetcjournalFrom Pastor Wilken’s article in the new Issues ETC. Journal: “What God Cannot Do”.

“The pastor is retired now, so I really hope he is playing golf and no longer preaching. Here’s why. At the time, he served as senior pastor of a large congregation in my church body, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. He was being interviewed on the radio. The interviewer asked him a simple question.

Q: Does God have some other way of salvation, other than Jesus?

A: God can do anything. So, he can save people anyway he wants. But Jesus is the only way we know of.

If his answer doesn’t shock you, it should.

When asked the question, “Does God have some other way of salvation, other than Jesus?” the pastor answered, in effect, “Maybe. I don’t know.”

Near the end of his article, Pastor Wilken says the following:

I’m sure that the retired pastor on the radio I mentioned earlier thought that he was being reasonable, open-minded and tolerant. He wasn’t. He was undermining the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I’m sure he thought he was affirming God’s omnipotence. He wasn’t. He was speculating about a god that can and might do anything, not the God of the Bible. I’m sure he thought he was making God sound very loving. He wasn’t. He was pointing away from the only source of God’s love there is. I’m sure he thought he was comforting people with the idea of God’s omnipotence. He wasn’t. He was robbing everyone who heard him of the only true comfort for sinners when faced with God’s omnipotence.

This is a really good article.  At some point, the whole thing will be available on their website.  That said, I suggest that you subscribe to the Issues ETC. Journal so you can read the article now.  It will be well worth your time.

Here is another great article touching on the same issue: http://justandsinner.com/theologoumena-from-a-great-theologian-rev-dr-marquart-on-who-may-be-saved/

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