Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
Why not talk about Good for a change. Does the concept of the Good necessarily entail some sort of religious belief or can we all try to be Good without it?
I like what you said.
Jesus said He was the way, the truth, and the life and that no one
comes to God except through Him.
John 14:5-7 (New International Version)
5Thomas said to him, "Lord, we don't know where you are going, so how can we know the way?"
6Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him."
Jesus also said,
Mark 10:18 (New International Version)
18"Why do you call me good?" Jesus answered. "No one is good—except God alone.
God lights our paths before us, He can give us wisdom, and He does
want us to walk in truth, in love and grace. If you study the scriptures
you will see that He wants our yes to be yes, our no to be no. He
wants us to be authentic before Him and man, walking in truth in
light of God's love, grace, and mercy. Knowing that God must forgive
each of us for our short comings, our sins, our evil selfish deeds
we should be forgiving people too, not putting road blocks before
others that Jesus died for, that Jesus loves that God is calling to
Himself. God deals with us as we are real, where we judge others
we acknowledge some form of truth that we will be held accountable
for, so it is better to walk in grace and mercy.