The Beatles were wise men. Stoned men. But wise men nonetheless.
In what is the third to last post of this series (unless I think of something else absolutely essential to write about, but I’m trying to keep it slim), I’d like to discuss love.
If I had to summarise Christianity in a word, it would be love. When Jesus was asked to summarise Christianity (not that it was known as such back then), He said to love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and love your neighbour as you love yourself. “Do those things and you will live.” “live” meaning live in the eternal sense. All you need is love. Continue reading
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I mentioned in the first post in this series that this whole essentials idea was inspired by a news article I read about forgiveness (as well as my own preference to simplify things). I recommend you click through on the link and read that article before reading on here. Continue reading
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Two things of significance happen in this chapter. First, God limits man’s life at 120 years. Second, he destroys every creature except Noah, his family and two of each species.
This raises a lot of questions for me:
- Why did a gracious God choose to destroy mankind and start over?
- Why did He choose to send a flood that would destroy all creatures? He could’ve sent something that would have just destroyed humans and preserved Noah and his family somehow.
- Why didn’t God try to save mankind somehow instead of destroying it? Continue reading
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