Sunday, July 19, 2009

Dear Bobby. . .

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10/21/2008 10:06 AM PT

Bobby, so very glad to hear feedback and I hope to have you as a friend! In all sincerity, I am not "religious"...but do have a personal relationship with Jesus. By reading other chapters of the journal, you will see that coming to this relationship was very difficult.

God did not give man the nature "to murder pillage and rape ourselves out of existence ". If He had, we would have already done so! God gave us the gift of free will. Thus, against his good advice, Adam and Eve chose to introduce a "sinful nature" to their lineage.

Would a loving, all-knowing, benevolent God have created man without the ability to choose? This is the question all men must answer. Even a squirrel chooses to cross a road at the wrong time. Right?

God did not want robots to do "His will". He created us to be intelligent, thoughtful, and loving people. A people to live and interact with Him for eternity, able to make mistakes and learn from our flawed characters. He sent His perfect Son as an example of what we can be.

God, in the body of Jesus, had all the flaws and weaknesses known to mankind. He was tempted, scorned, and abused, as we are. But, He overcame all, to show us it can be done. Mankind must learn that every action taken, every word spoken, receives a reaction in kind. Those who learn that His will . . ."will be done", will enjoy everlasting life with the Father.

Are we perfect? No. Will we be perfected? Yes. Someday. We will have eternity to learn. We will rule and reign with Christ, having learned from the mistakes of the rulers of our past.

It is my sincere hope that your search for peace leads you through the straight and narrow gate to our Savior, Jesus Christ. This world we are in is indeed wicked, but it will not always be so.

May God always be with you my friend,


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