There seems to be a growing disdain among Christians for the Plan of Redemption. Understand that I speak not of redemption itself, but of the fact that such is according to the Sovereign Plan of God. This disdain amounts to a near blasphemous contempt for God; subverting His wisdom, love, justice, even His integrity. Allow me to explain.
When the Gospel Message is being shared, it is common to hear that God saw the state of Fallen Man and “wondered what to do.” Here we have a picture of an unknowing, uncertain, unwise buffoon of a deity. Another common phrase is that God “decided to do something.” Again, we notice that there is no determinate course of action – just “something” that must be done. That God would “decide” indicates that He made a survey of possibilities and chose the one that seemed best to Him. Yet another phrase that insults God’s integrity is that He “allowed Jesus to die for us.” This phrase is often answered with, “He didn’t have to do it, but He did.” All these phrases may sound good, but such only tickle the ears of the listeners.
The Bible is clear: Eternal Life was promised before the world began (Titus 1:2); the Lamb was slain before the world began (Revelation 13:8); Christ was crucified according to the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God (Acts 2:23); He was manifested to show the Love of God (1 John 4:9) and to take away sins (1 John 3:5); this is the only way to the Father (John 14:6). Simply put, God never examined possibilities – He made the possibility. There was no “Plan B” in the mind of God.
It is important that we understand God’s perfection. We are less than God; therefore, we are less than perfect. Left to their own imperfection, Man could not but Fall. This then would pose a need for Redemption. God, fully knowing the implications of an imperfect creature, determined the Plan of Redemption to perfect His creation before He created it.
Child of Grace, know of a surety that God has not made any mistakes. Whatsoever He has pleased, that is what He has done (Psalms 115:3; 135:6). This includes creating Man in an imperfect state so that He might reveal His Perfect Plan of Redemption. Yes we were created with a need; a need that can only be met by our Lord and His only Plan.