By Andy Stanley
I Ask Myself each Day..."Am I strong Enough?" Christians declare that Jesus is the single technique to heaven. yet how may perhaps an outstanding God, who created the complete universe in all its variety, be so restricting? Is Christianity unfair? is not it extra becoming to think that reliable humans from any spiritual or nonreligious heritage visit heaven, instead of humans from one specific trust procedure? probably no longer, says Andy Stanley. during this up to date variation of the bestselling publication, teenager 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 following iteration of teens to a thankful information of God's huge, immense grace and mercy.
If merely stable humans visit heaven,
would I make the reduce?
If Christianity is correct,
why is God so narrow-minded?
And why are not the solutions obvious?!
They are. discover why being "good enough"...
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Or does he have his own set of rules that he just hasn’t bothered to share with us? Objection! I live in the Bible belt. And right about now, some of you in the Bible belt are asking, “What about the Bible? What about the Ten Commandments? ” Some people think so. Chapter 5 Didn’t Mo’ Know? While I was in graduate school in Dallas, I lived in a pretty rough area of the city. Walking distance from my efficiency apartment, there was a dry cleaner managed by a wonderful old lady named Phyllis. From time to time I was able to engage Phyllis in conversations that went beyond the recent exploits of the Dallas Cowboys or the Texas Rangers.
Falling Down Unlike the Old Testament, which seemingly ignores issues of eternity, the New Testament is full of stuff about heaven and hell. But once again, we find no help in our quest for a standard by which we can earn favor with God. Here’s what the New Testament says about working our way into heaven: There is no one righteous, not even one. ROMANS 3:10 All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. ROMANS 3:23 For the wages of sin is death. ROMANS 6:23 That will just make your day, won’t it?
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