history of me part II, take fifty-six
scholastic items that are funny to look back at
put "[Bullfrog117]" in the subject to prove your humanity
It's not about the rules. Too many times have I heard "God creates us,
then sets the rules in opposition to 'human nature'" and it's just not true.
God created the laws to prove that man can't do it alone. "The
requirements of God's holiness, righteousness, and glory were so great upon us
that it was impossible for us to fulfill them. However, God paid the price
for us through Christ, repossessing us at a tremendous cost" (Romans 3:24,
Footnote 3). Whenever we wander from God, he pricks our conscience to
bring us back to him.
There is a Jesus-shaped hole in our souls...what do you think goes in there?
Too many times I've tried to fill it with something else (see my Lord of the
Rings incident for more details) and it has just resulted in unfortunate
results. Jesus fits as part of our belief and as part of our spiritual
Is there something naturally good in every person? Yes...the
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23).
It's not even about keeping the laws...it's just about following Jesus.
The Jews are God's Chosen people, but they haven't accepted Jesus as their
Savior. This is the only Way.