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Rules always assume a relationship. God’s rules didn’t establish his relationship with Israel; they were confirmation of his relationship with Israel. God’s plan, beginning with Abraham, always included all the nations of the earth. So, we should not be surprised
to discover that when Jesus appeared fifteen hundred years later, he would extend God’s
offer of salvation to us, even to the extent of calling us his children!
Experiencing personal forgiveness for personal sin is often the starting point for personal faith. In all of history, only Jesus offered himself as the answer to the question of what to do when we can’t forgive ourselves. You don’t have to forgive yourself; yourself has already been forgiven.
People often relate to God on a performance basis. With God, grace is the rule, not the exception. One hundred percent of the “to dos” in the Christian faith are responses to what God has “to done” for us.
Faith is one of the most powerful tools at humanity’s disposal. The thing that makes Jesus different from other religious leaders isn’t something he taught; it’s something he did. He died and came back to life. Christianity requires faith in a person. This is why for anyone investigating Christia...