Sunday, January 25, 2009

I Believe

* in absolute truth
* that everyone sins/does wrong in the sight of God
* that no one deserves eternal life in heaven
* that you can hate the sin but you must Love the sinner
* that salvation is a gift
* offered to all
* chosen by some
* that Jesus was and is the Son of God, born of a virgin, and who lived a perfect life, being 100% God and 100% man, and taught and performed miracles and who died on the cross, sacrificing Himself to pay the penalty we deserve for our sin
* that He rose from the dead and ascended to heaven to prepare a place for those who believe in Him, His work on the cross and the salvation He alone can offer
*that He is THE ONLY WAY to Heaven
* that my opinion doesn't matter AT ALL
* that I have done nothing to earn an afterlife in Heaven
* that by God's grace alone has He drawn me to Him, saved me, and continues to work on my sinful soul every. single. day.
* that I will never be perfect on this earth and
* that I have a lot to learn
* but He still Loves Me--even on the days when I'm a big heaping pile of failure and the days when I feel victorious.
*God is good.
Any questions?

7 comments:

~Dawn~ said...

Nope. No questions. Well said.
Awesome insight...
= )

Jess G. said...

Well put! :D

charmed1 said...

Shelle - I wish you would just tell us how you really feel. You're always holding things back ;)

Very well said. No ?'s here. I agree whole-heartedly.

Julie said...

Amen, Sista!!

It's always good to have a reminder of that.

~*Michelle*~ said...

A huge AMEN to that.

Peace
*~Michelle~*

Carol said...

AMEN!

Devin said...

Nope. Not one. You cleared that up about as well as one can! :-)