It breaks my heart…

11 Aug

…when I read about other religions and how they are so misled. I read this blog post (shout out to Dare 2 Share!) after my co-worker emailed it to me and I am just so sad that people believe those things! Not just because I believe that Jesus is the Only Way to heaven but also because other religions like this seem so difficult to follow! There are so many rules and conditions. It is a religion of despair and failure. Contrast that with grace. Grace is an amazing thing. Why would you want to work your way to heaven when you don’t have to? Why try to be perfect when you never will be? Christ has accomplished everything necessary for us to go to heaven–why try to be good enough through our own pathetic efforts?

It is only through the power of the Holy Spirit (that is in us as a result of Christ’s death on the cross) that we can grow in Christ-likeness. In our natural state, we don’t desire God. We were God’s enemies, even while Christ died for us. But Christ did die for us and has ushered from the domain of darkness into the kingdom of light. We are now God’s sons and daughters and Jesus’ friends. Praise be to the Lord Jesus Christ for accomplishing for sinnners what they could not do for themselves!

One Response to “It breaks my heart…”

  1. mrsleahmaria August 12, 2008 at 1:11 pm #

    I’ve decided you need a posted email address. 🙂

    I had an experience just like this blog post this weekend, speaking with my step-cousin about church hunting. She’s recently engaged to a guy who grew up in church, but has since walked away . . . she has no idea what they’re looking for and it just blew my mind.

    In response to my animal house post, our lab Allie is really small for a lab, she’s around 50-60 lbs and is 3 1/2 years old. She still gets hyper, but is intelligent and acclimates to situations quickly.

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