Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The SIMPLE Question of Evil

Temptation is a mandatory byproduct of ones free will.

Free will is necessary for the reality of love to exist.

If love is forced then love is false.

Sin was inevitable. Adam and/or Eve would have eventually sinned at one point in their living upon the earth.

God knew this and created mankind anyway. Now, every time that you've sinned you had an out.

God did this in order that He may rescue the humble by opening their eyes to the Good News of His experiencing the requirement for sin (though He had none of His own) which is death and in the process making enough payment for the worlds sin.

Is God A Murderer?

God can't steal.

He owns everything.


God can't murder.

All life is from Him.


God simply takes

back what He gives.

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No man can stand;

Before the Glory and Righteousness

of our Omnipotent Creator.


Let alone utter one solitary syllable;

in any pathetic and vain

attempt at proclaiming their own innocence.

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One day the badges of honor

that some have made

for themselves

will be melted and all but disappear

under the intense flooding light

of the Moral Law of God.

Friday, October 2, 2009

My Obsession With Freedom

I am obsessed with freedom.

When I was a slave to sin I was free to do what i wanted. I loved sin. That's what I wanted to do. Now, I am a slave to Christ, which is fine but, do I still have the freedom to do what I want to do? I want to be free. I want freedom.

You're either a slave to sin or a slave to Christ. There are no other options. As Bob Dylan once sang, "You're gonna have to serve somebody,
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the lord
But you're gonna have to serve somebody."
Rather, I'd say you either serve Him or serve yourself.

Yet, I AM free to do what I want. I, like Paul, want to do evil AND do good. Evil in my body; good in my mind. So, as one who was unconverted, I pursued unrighteousness but, now I actually pursue righteousness. Previously, I never looked to be righteous, however, now I do. But, it is hard to find, sometimes very hard. However, evil was, for me, easy to find. And it still is.

By the way, being a slave is only a bad thing if you're NOT doing what you want. To be a slave working in a field is only a bad thing to someone who hates to physically labor in fields. So, which is better, to be a slave to sin? or to be a slave to Christ? Which is it?

Superficially... to sin. Until the resurrection and the removal of this flesh.