Contradiction to Your Purpose
Resurrection out of Contradiction happening through process would involve repentance. Let me give an example that explains that thinking: I grew up on the church bench and when I heard, “Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand,” I thought it meant, “Get right with God, girl, because you may be at the pearly gates any minute!” In addition to that, my only concept of “repent” was to confess sin so you won’t go to hell. So, my deduction was that we are on earth just to get saved, stay saved and then go to heaven. I had no idea that conclusion was an absolute CONTRADICTION to God’s specific purpose and future planned for my life. All I knew was, that as a teenager, that conclusion was a rather un-exciting view of life because staying saved didn’t sound like an adventure to me and Heaven sounded like more of the same, too boring to my young heart to motivate my daily life. I was completely unaware that my thinking contradicted seeking the Kingdom, God’s power dimension, and that comprehensively contradicted accomplishing what I was born to do.
(This is the third excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Resurrection out of Contradiction“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)