Trusting God with the Ones You Love

By Mark Galli

Few things are harder or scarier than trusting God to do what is just and right and good.

I love the honesty here–a lot–but I struggle to square it with Jesus’ words that “whoever does not believe is condemned already.” If someone refuses to receive the only remedy for his sin, then that someone is certainly lost. God will respect that choice, however awful.

I’m not saying this at all glibly, and perhaps I’m misreading Mark. The Scripture, however, is frighteningly clear on this point–and on the fact that we will only be judged on the light we had. But the fact is, most of us have plenty of light, if we do not close our eyes to it.

By the way, Mark’s book is great. I’ll be reviewing it in an upcoming Books & Culture.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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