Labyrinth

On a scale of one to five: How open of a person are you? 

Because when you scroll below you are going to be smacked silly with potentially vile information.

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1 = The door is closed and bolted shut to learning and applying new information

2 = The door is closed and I'm not willing to explore controversial ideas

3 = The door is open and I'll hear the information, but I won't listen to it

4 = I'll step outside the door and examine the evidence, but I'm not ready to commit

5 = I can practice tolerance and I'm okay to investigate new information even if it challenges my own beliefs

 

If you are a 1, 2 or 3 you're not ready, this information like acidic rain and will burn your skin. 

If you are a 4 or a 5, you shall pass, however, you must weigh the cost.

It will be heavy information, but...

 

The Gospel: We are loved beyond all compare because of our entire list of charges, the violations of the laws we committed, are dropped of the rightful punishment that we are due.

God is justified for not forgiving you.

However, He loves you that He reconciled His wrath, eternal jail sentence, through His only begotten son, Yeshua Christ, who willingly died on the cross for our defiance towards God. Defeated death and rose from the grave to secure His Kingship. 

He bore our blemishes and covered the blanket of His precious blood over them to make our verdict innocent.

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It's because of the Gospel that compels me to be content in every episode of life, to have integrity, to do good, to live with empathy, live life with perpetual joy, and be enveloped by solace in the time of grief. 

The Gospel is the OS that commands my being. 

Here's the challenge if you chose to accept:

Investigate all the passages from left to right and start asking questions regarding the Gospel. 

I'm not asking for you to believe, I'm asking you to investigate.

Read the book of John several times if you'd like to continue your investigation. 


YOU = LOVED, FORGIVEN, UNBURDENED, FREED

Barnaby Alkire