Wednesday, March 3, 2010

An illustration

Imagine you are a soldier, lying wounded on the verge of death in an enemy prison. And then, as you are about to breath your last, a commando breaks in, slaying the enemy guards. You flatline, and he breaks out the paddles and revives you. He quickly moves to your side, stabilizes you, tends to you until you can move, gets you up and moves you out of the installation and back to the base. Your commanding officer sees you and exclaims, "Soldier - you were left for dead! How did you get here?"

You respond - "Because I decided to come with this commando."


This is the approach of decision theology.


Jay Hobson said...

That is quite the illustration. I think I am going to use this.

Apophatically Speaking said...

This analogy breaks down as salvation requires our consent.