How one must be

Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows:

For me, Christianity is neatly summed up, if one needs Coles Notes, with Galatians 5: 13-26 and 6: 1-5. These are operating instructions, saying nothing about what one must BELIEVE, but everything about how one must BE.

No doubt I shall fail to be as instructed with the consistency expected. No doubt I shall have the same problem with my beliefs and the enthusiasm I communicate, and my (lack of) willingness to recruit others. But God has foreseen this and offers grace and forgiveness and redemption, though I agree with those who say God hopes to find evidence of trying.

I read that even Mother Theresa in her private diaries expressed doubts about God. And Jacob also was hardly a saint till God came to wrestle with him for his redemption. And Abraham was no paragon till late in life. So if you have doubts about Jesus, it’s hardly extraordinary, nor disbarring, possibly of small moment to the God who considers the whole width and depth with a gentle and forgiving countenance.


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