Thursday, May 8, 2014

A Pregnant Pause

Paul is going great guns and then it seems he changes the
subject. It seems out of place but it is not:

"I tell you this, brothers; flesh and blood cannot inherit
the Kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit
the imperishable. (1Corinthians 15:50)

Ah, there is a catch is there not? We must be born from
above in order to get into this Kingdom.

"Jesus answered him (Nicodemus), 'Truly, truly I say
unto you, unless one is born again he cannot see the
Kingdom of God.'" (John 3:3)

Jesus entered into death for us; we must enter into
His death in order to live. We lose in order to gain.
What a messy, unyielding, unpopular message!

Search all the religions of the world and you will not
find a single one that teaches that death and surrender
is the only way to have Eternal Life. Christianity is
not for the fainthearted. Even many who call
themselves Christians expect that doing good works
will get them into heaven.

Dearest reader, I pray that you may be able to grasp the
truth of what the scripture has said today. Your life
depends on it. The hope presented in the 15th
chapter of First Corinthians rests on the verses above.

Thankfulness Corner:
Constantly changing shadows over face of mountains

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