By Andy Stanley
I Ask Myself each Day..."Am I reliable Enough?" Christians declare that Jesus is the single option to heaven. yet how may well a very good God, who created the complete universe in all its range, be so proscribing? Is Christianity unfair? is not it extra becoming to think that stable humans from any spiritual or nonreligious historical past visit heaven, instead of humans from one specific trust approach? possibly now not, says Andy Stanley. during this up to date variation of the bestselling ebook, youngster readers will discover why Jesus taught that goodness isn't really even a demand to go into heaven--and why Christianity is past reasonable. Andy Stanley leads the following iteration of teens to a thankful wisdom of God's huge, immense grace and mercy.
If simply reliable humans visit heaven,
would I make the lower?
If Christianity is correct,
why is God so narrow-minded?
And why are not the solutions obvious?!
They are. discover why being "good enough"...
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Jesus was teaching an entirely different message. His contemporaries understood exactly what he was saying. He wasn’t offering yet another version of good guys win. He was here to establish a new order. So they crucified him. “They” being men who believed with all their hearts that good people—lawkeepers, not lawbreakers—go to heaven. And yet just about everybody has good things to say about Jesus. Every major cult has adopted parts of his teachings. Even Muhammad, the founder of Islam, had great respect for Jesus—he believed that Jesus was, in fact, a true prophet of God.
But once you tune in to the specifics, they are miles apart. Even within single disciplines there isn’t agreement. Read the history of Islam. Compare the messages you hear in a Catholic church to what the Baptists are saying. Compare the teachings of Jewish rabbis in the Middle Ages to what they are saying now. When it comes to specifics, religion is all over the map. And as open-minded as I try to be, everybody can’t be right. Why such disparity in teachings? Because your suspicions are correct.
We change. And as we change, our values, morals, and ethics change. So which standard does God use? Our teen standard? Our single-and-free standard? Our married-with-children standard? Our too-old-to-care standard? Or does he have his own set of rules that he just hasn’t bothered to share with us? Objection! I live in the Bible belt. And right about now, some of you in the Bible belt are asking, “What about the Bible? What about the Ten Commandments? ” Some people think so. Chapter 5 Didn’t Mo’ Know?
Am I Good Enough?. Preparing for Life's Final Exam by Andy Stanley