Standard within orthodox Christian thinking today is the commonly held idea that God has a plan for our lives. I would guess that there are many magazine articles and books written on this subject…along with the accompanying important scriptural admonition to take up our cross and to follow Jesus.
But what I perceive is missing in all of this is the connection of the cross…integral within each narrative story of faith in the Bible…that authenticates and validates the extremely high worth of these biblical stories of faith…that in some Christian circles has dropped to the dangerously low value level of being considered myth or fiction…as a result of the skeptical past three century’s incessant anti-supernatural bias in philosophy and theology…which has seeped into and established a foothold within Christendom. The sad reality is that this anti-supernatural bias has been debunked for over four or five decades now, and is no longer a tenable worldview.
Everything we might want to do in our lives…as a practical matter…will not fit within one lifetime. If God is going to be able to successfully insert His higher ways into our lives in the form of a coherent and functional God-composed life-script…then something else will have to give way.
In order to make the space for the new higher program of God to actualize then some or all of our own horizontally conventional plans and aspirations will have to go. This is what we see in the biblical journeys of faith. This is the dangerous peril to our own autonomous and sovereign will-and-way…within worldly conventional normalcy and thinking…that is purposely and by design under threat when in the presence of a biblical-quality journey of faith.
This is the innovative feature of the influx of new information that occurred in the God-composed adventure of faith life-script for Abraham that puts it on an equal or greater footing with the Cambrian Explosion.
When combined with the concept of a vertical graph-line spectrum of goodness and light…with absolute good and brilliant pure light at the top…and decreasing goodness and light descending down the scale…with the novel and ingeniously innovative concept embedded in the biblical narrative stories of faith that God’s ways will displace our ways within an adventure of faith life-script…this authenticates and validates the high worth and value of these biblical narrative stories of faith.
The recognition of the mere existence of complex information…outside of and above humanistic invention…in Abraham’s calling to go from the city of Haran to the land of Canaan…essentially displacing Abraham’s otherwise normative aspirations within the Haran reality…with a challenging journey of faith across the gap from where he starts to where he finishes as the “father of faith” to millions upon millions of people following down the succeeding centuries in pursuit of crossing the gap through biblical faith in their own God-composed journeys of faith…this argues compellingly for the divine origin of the Bible in the same manner as the Cambrian Explosion argues for an intelligent designer introducing the design information that produces the sudden appearance of new and highly complex life-forms.