By Andy Stanley
I Ask Myself each Day..."Am I sturdy Enough?" Christians declare that Jesus is the one option to heaven. yet how may perhaps a great God, who created the full universe in all its variety, be so proscribing? Is Christianity unfair? is not it extra becoming to think that sturdy humans from any non secular or nonreligious heritage 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 ebook, 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 following new release of kids to a thankful knowledge of God's huge, immense grace and mercy.
If merely sturdy humans visit heaven,
would I make the lower?
If Christianity is correct,
why is God so narrow-minded?
And why aren't the solutions obvious?!
They are. discover why being "good enough"...
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Now if you are offended at being accused of offending God, that’s understandable. After all, you’re not a bad person and you probably can’t think of anything you have done to intentionally offend God. But the Bible says you have offended him and that your offense requires payback. And that leaves you in somewhat of a dilemma. You can either toss the Bible aside as an out-of-date book of fables, or you can acknowledge that maybe God knows something you don’t. Imagine that. God knowing more than we do.
Imagine that. God knowing more than we do. Who does he think he is? Perhaps you are having difficulty seeing yourself as the kind of person who requires the type of forgiveness that would cost God’s son his life. I admit, it does seem rather extreme. But God went to great lengths in the Bible to show just how sinful each of us is and how desperately we all need a savior. Let me illustrate. Baby Steps When Sandra and I had our first child, Andrew, we were convinced that he was perfect. No baby was cuter or smarter than little Andrew.
He paid. Somebody’s Got to Pay Needing to make amends for or pay for a wrong deed is not a new concept. Every parent has required a child to “pay” for a sin in some way. Our prisons are full of men and women paying for their sins against society. When you are wronged or taken advantage of, it is natural to want to be paid back for what was done. Our legal system is overrun with cases involving parties who want to be paid back for the damages they incurred at the hands of another. Strange as it may seem, God requires payment for the injuries he has incurred at the hands of mortal man.
Am I Good Enough?. Preparing for Life's Final Exam by Andy Stanley