“Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.”
Unfortunately I know not anyone who fits this character but Jesus. Life is one striving effort after another of becoming more like Jesus. In so doing we may manifest the disposition of Christ little by little.
“Holiness, not happiness, is the chief end of man.” Oswald Chambers
We have these two mixed up. The belief that we are responsible for anyone else’s happiness much less our own, is greed we have created ourselves. We are incapable of offering such happiness. Holiness is a life- long pursuit of Jesus.
Imagining God non-existent never crossed my mind.
“Immerse yourself in the curriculum of grace.” Max Lucado
The Cross of Christ is the ultimate Grace. The heart who knows the Cross, understands Grace.
“The use or abuse of Christianity in contradiction to the very message of the gospel reveals not the gospel for what it is, but the heart of man. That is why atheism is so bankrupt as a view of life, for it miserably fails to deal with the human condition as it really is.”
It was not the volume of sin that sent Christ to the cross; it was the fact of sin.
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