I’m not saying this is the best way to view the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
I’m not saying this is a complete way to view the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
I’m not even saying this is an accurate way to view the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
All I’m saying is that it has been really interested to think about things along these lines instead of the one I was given growing up.
These concepts have caused me to dwell deeply on the work that Jesus did, what it accomplished and how it is applied into our lives… my life.
The fruit in my life has been: searching scripture, inquisitive prayer, good conversations with trusted friends and consistent peace, knowing that God is not far away.
Feel free to disagree. I probably will disagree with myself at some point in the future. For now, it’s helpful, but it’s not the end of the process.
I have a lot to learn.
I’d love to hear other perspectives.
Be nice in Facebook threads and blog comments.
John 14:23 – Eph 3:17 – Rev 21:3
All?! Is that in Bible? HERESY!!!
“Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men.”
Hmmm… Alright, I’ll keep reading… but, for the record, I’m suspicious!
I’d like to point out that I’m not saying that all people will go to heaven. According to 2 Thess. 1:8-9 people are eternally separated from God, not because of sin, but because they refused to believe and respond to the good news of Jesus. Separation from God is a real thing that is coming for some, but what if it has more to do with faith than sin?
I apologize for the bad penmanship, surfer-dude language and unedited illustrations. When I wrote/drew this out, I had no idea I would make it into a blog one day.
I want to change the culture around forgiveness. There is too much distortion on such a critical doctrine… So, I’ve made the questionable decision to add horribly drawn cartoons to my book: Forgiveness Fail – How the Millennial church can rediscover a forgiveness process that works. Here’s a sneak-preview:
So, I’m writing a book about how forgiveness doesn’t seem to work for so many people. I think a lot of people are jaded and fed up with high-sounding theologies that don’t have any real-life application or effect. People have tried “forgiving” others for years, but still feel the same anger and bitterness that they did the day the offense happened. Sometimes it’s even gotten worse over time.
I want to know what you think about forgiveness.
Are you frustrated or have you found healing?
What are some misconceptions you think people have about forgiveness?
What are some practical steps you can take to do the deed?
How do you define forgiveness?
Do you have a story about trying to forgive without success?