By Andy Stanley
I Ask Myself each Day..."Am I reliable Enough?" Christians declare that Jesus is the single solution to heaven. yet how may perhaps an outstanding God, who created the whole universe in all its variety, be so restricting? Is Christianity unfair? is not it extra becoming to think that strong humans from any spiritual or nonreligious historical past visit heaven, instead of humans from one specific trust approach? might be now not, says Andy Stanley. during this up-to-date version of the bestselling e-book, youngster readers will discover why Jesus taught that goodness isn't really even a demand to go into heaven--and why Christianity is past reasonable. Andy Stanley leads the subsequent iteration of youngsters to a thankful understanding of God's huge, immense grace and mercy.
If merely strong humans visit heaven,
would I make the minimize?
If Christianity is correct,
why is God so narrow-minded?
And why should not the solutions obvious?!
They are. discover why being "good enough"...
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Why keep the dream alive? Not only did his followers continue to believe in him and spread his teachings, they were all eventually arrested and put to death themselves. No one will knowingly die for a lie. And don’t make the mistake of lumping the disciples of Christ in with all the fine individuals who have given their lives for causes through the ages. The followers of Jesus did not die for what they believed—they died for what they claim to have seen. 2 The Addition Conspiracy While it is tempting and convenient to believe that stuff was added to the gospels concerning the teachings and deeds of Jesus, this is a terribly complex view to hold and defend.
The laws of this country help us to live right, so God’s laws are to help us live more right! ” That sounds like it makes sense but the fact is, there is no connection between the Ten Commandments and heaven. None. Nada. Zero. It doesn’t exist. You don’t have to take my word for it. You can pick up a Bible and check it out for yourself. The Ten Commandments are found in the book of Exodus. Interesting book. But there is no promise of heaven for people who keep the Ten Commandments. There is no mention anywhere in Exodus of the afterlife or eternal bliss.
You can be respectful of Jesus without having to submit to his teachings. After all, he was just a good man with good things to say about a good God. The final option is that he was exactly who he claimed to be: the Son of God who came to take away the sins of the world. Picking Out Bones There are problems with all four options. If Jesus was lying or delusional, why would so many continue to follow him after his death? The true Messiah can’t die. Everybody knows that. His death should have marked the end.