The Bible is God’s communication to us in a historical narrative with propositional promises. If we ‘believe’ God’s solution and accept it as our solution …then the reality of His propositional promises has become truly wonderful to us. For example, John 3:36 reads: “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.”
There is a strong antithesis here. The second part of the verse speaks of man’s present and future lostness; the first part of the verse gives God’s solution. The call to Christian believing rests on God’s propositional promises. We are to consider whether these things are true, but then we are faced with a choice — either we believe Him, or we don’t accept God’s word as being true and we walk away, unwilling to bow to Him.
As for me… I am very proud to bow before the God who loves me and gave His life for me and promises me eternal life and escape from wrath. I bow. Every thought of it warms my heart and makes me smile. Dear friend…choose the promise of forgiveness and eternal life…through the Son. 🙂