Monday, January 3, 2011

The Meaning of Life, part 3

(Be sure to read part 1 and part 2.)

How Things Go Right

"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us" and "the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
- Paul, Romans 5:8, 6:23

Part 2 ended on the dark note of God’s wrath against sin - but that's just one important part of a powerful story. And the story isn’t over...

Salvation
Because we all sin, it may seem like there’d be no hope of regaining God’s original intention for us. How could we ever enter into God’s perfect presence again if sin has to be destroyed, we’re all saturated with sin, and we can never make ourselves perfect again?

The Meaning of Life, part 2

(Be sure to read part 1.)

How Things Go Wrong

"All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" and "the wages of sin is death..."
- Paul, Romans 3:23, 6:23

In the last post we looked at belief systems and a summary of the Meaning of Life. With this post, I’d like to zoom in a step to look at the over-arching story – of everything. Yes, it’ll leave a lot out. I’d love to comment more than I do in many places, but to keep this as a summary, many will have to wait.

So let’s start at the beginning.