peace seems to be impossible, here. Yet the Word of God promises
other things that seem impossible, as well as this.
His Word has
promised peace. It has also promised...
is no death,
must occur, and
is man's inheritance.
The world you see cannot
be the world God loves, and yet His Word assures us that He loves
God's Word has promised
that peace is possible here, and what He promises can hardly
But it is true that
the world must be looked at differently, if His promises are
to be accepted.
world is, is but a fact. You cannot choose what this should
But you can
choose how you would see it. Indeed,
you must choose this.
come to the question of judgment.
ask yourself whether your judgment or the Word of God is more
likely to be true. For they say different things about the world,
and things so opposite that it is pointless to try to reconcile
the world salvation; your judgment would condemn it.
God says there is no death;
your judgment sees but death as the inevitable end of life.
God's Word assures you that
He loves the world; your judgment says it is unlovable.
Who is right?For
one of you is wrong.
It must be so.
explains that the Holy Spirit is the Answer to all problems
you have made.
problems are not real, but that is meaningless to those
who believe in them. And everyone believes in what he made,
for it was made by his believing it.
this strange and paradoxical situation, one without meaning
and devoid of sense, yet out of which no way seems possible...
sent His Judgment to answer yours.
His Judgment substitutes for yours. And through this substitution
is the ununderstandable made understandable.
peace possible in this world?
In your judgment it
is not possible and can never be possible.
But in the Judgment
of God what is reflected here is only peace.
is the means by which the Holy Spirit translates your
nightmares into happy dreams; your wild hallucinations
that show you all the fearful outcomes of imagined
sin, into the calm and reassuring sights with which
He would replace them.Chap
20 Vision of Sinlessnes