One Sunday morning in high school, I visited a neighboring church with a friend. And even though it was A REALLY LONG TIME AGO, I remember it like it was yesterday.
I remember it because it was the first time I heard Christianity and predestination pitched in a way that I thought, “I don’t believe that. I don’t believe that at all.”
As the youth pastor wrapped up his Sunday School lesson, he compared God calling us to a telephone ringing. He went on to say that if our phone was ringing, we should pick it up. Because we never knew if and when our phone was going to stop ringing.
I’m all for people answering when God is calling them.
But I can’t imagine anyone picking up the phone and saying, “God…God… are you there God?” Only to be greeted with silence, because God has conveniently moved on to someone else.
What do you think? Can you make sense of this analogy?