Wednesday, 23 July 2014

The Problem of Sin

One thing I have noticed over the past few months : the main problem that atheists have with Christianity (and that all people in general have a problem with, myself included) is the problem of sin, and it stems from the problem of pride, or more specifically: our vanity. We would all rather say that we aren't "that bad" especially if compared to someone like Jeffrey Dahmer or Hitler.

In this sermon Pastor Johnson takes a deeper look into the sin problem and why there had to be a solution which involved a substitutionary payment by Jesus on the cross. Pastor Johnson explains how the "liberal church" is editing Jesus sacrifice for sin out of our salvation equation, making it a "moral gospel", one of works instead of faith:

About Being Humble

Humility is a strange thing. My hubby once said to me: "The moment you say 'I am humble... and I'm proud of that fact' (lol), you prove that you are not." Of course most who think of themselves as humble wouldn't include the last part of that statement in their self-assessment, however they would if they were being completely honest about it...and that was my dear hubby's attempt at the humorous aspect of truly being humble.

One thing I have noticed is the atheists and "former Christians" I have listened to invariably come out with (and do so with the utmost feigned humility)"THE FACT" (I say that tongue firmly in cheek) that they are much smarter than those stupid, ignorant, uneducated, misinformed, dogmatic and obviously indoctrinated into a mass hallucination: Christians. I've seen it over and over again. Even a former blogger "friend" Alice G, who sadly is very good at her feigning of such humility, has said something regarding her superior understanding over the masses of less informed Christians.

Humility is not feigned, either you have it or you don't, and no amount of pretending to impress on others that you are indeed humble is the same as actually being humble. And then of course there are those who see pride as something to be proud of. So these will puff themselves up to show how proud they are of their pride, preening themselves and strutting about like silly peacocks.

Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?
But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith,
God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
Submit yourselves therefore to God.
Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
James 4:5-7 (ESV)
        also see 1 Peter chapter 5