The Christ event did not in that sense CHANGE the will of God, but rather it more clearly expressed God’s eternal will toward the whole of history.
Every Christian should be both conservative and radical; conservative in preserving the faith and radical in applying it.
Did god make man too perfect,
So that a piece has to be removed
May we celebrate the sacredness of Christmas with joy, faith and hope.
The mission sat in a converted store front on the corner of a medium-busy street. There was a small crowd gathered in front – no real surprise, since they gave out food and clothing, all all you had to do was spend a few moments of your life listening to the good reverend explain why you were going to Hell. It seemed like a pretty good bargain, even to me, but I wasn’t hungry.
The things I call crisis and all the things that were coming after me are all coming to serve the purpose of God in my life.
Jesus didn’t come to earth to establish a new religion. He came to restore a broken relationship. He came to make the primary, primary again. The secondary activity of obedience to the law of God was always intended to serve the primary activity: to love God and enjoy Him forever. When that is primary, the secondary becomes a labor of love, a joyful, and “easy” burden to bear. (Matthew 11:28-30
I experience religious dread whenever I find myself thinking that I know the limits of God’s grace, since I am utterly certain it exceeds any imagination a human being might have of it. God does, after all, so love the world.
Together with God you can successfully handle any difficulty.
The word “Christianity” is already a misunderstanding; in reality there has been only one Christian, and he died on the cross.