It's' Saturday...I'm still in my pajamas as I write, but I had an intriguing morning. My husband is out for the day and my little one and I are having a lazy day at home. It always makes me nervous when we get visitors at the door, trying to sell us something, etc. (stemming from a group of vaccum "salesmen" who refused to leave my doorstep once and I had to call the police). Today, a young teen and older man in suits knocked at the door and I was in clear view of the window. I had to answer. They were making the rounds and asking people about their faith. They were sharing their faith as Jehovah's Witnesses. They asked me what I thought was the biggest difference between my religion and theirs. I honestly didn't know what to say. After they left, I did some research and filled myself with ways we are different.
The biggest thing I wanted to share is that the Bible says,
"For sin shall have no dominion over you: for you are not under the law, but under grace." Romans 6:14
I am so excited to share that Christ died for ALL sinners!, not just the ones who "attain Christ-likeness". We have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, but the good news is that we are not "ruled" by the old law of the Old Testiment...Christ is our new "law" His grace is sufficient and he forgives over and over.
I've messed up so many times, haven't you? God loves us anyway! He gave his son, so that we can be free from the burdens of sin and one day have life eternal with him in heaven! Not just the "special ranking" Christians, ANY and ALL who love him and make Christ the center of their life. THAT is good news!!! Would you like to read specific scriptures about this topic? HERE is a site I looked at today with some good points and scripture to back it. I believe there are also links to other tough topics.
Please note that I am not at all upset or angry with my visitors today, nor do I view them as lesser because of our differences. Like Christ, we were not sent here to judge, but to love and to speak the truth. Be filled with grace today!