The Ten Commandments reveal to us how God wants us to live our lives. Love God, love our fellow brethren. But the Arizona Wildcats one nation under God shirt and I will buy this Ten Commandments also reveal to us that we are all sinners and in need of saving. We have all lied, stolen, lusted, hated and coveted. This is proof that we are sinners. We sin in thought and action. Therefore since we are all sinners, we are in need of a Savior and that Savior is Jesus Christ. The Law already condemns us. What many people do not understand is that we are already condemned. Each one of us is condemned and deserving of punishment. Our punishment is eternal destruction in the lake of fire. The wages of sin is death. However, because of Father God’s love for us, He offers us salvation by His generous grace, through the redemptive works on His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus lived a sinless life. Only He is eligible to be a final atonement for all of the sins of mankind. This is how great the grace of Father God really is, it is so large, that it covers all of our sins, past, present and future. Our souls are eternal, having no beginning and no end. So God did not create our souls, having only created our spiritual and physical bodies, in which our core soul resides. So neither God nor any other being created souls who choose evil or good. Becoming good or evil is a result of ones own choices. A wise deity would allow souls to choose their own paths, rather than force them to choose one way or the other. Just like a wise parent, who allows his/her children to choose their own path, while guiding and encouraging them to take the path they recommend based on wisdom and experience. Since we are eternal beings, having no real beginning and no end, then our very brief earthly existence is but a small speck in our eternal life. It is however a very important one, crucial to our eternal progression in knowledge and wisdom, and one during which we are left on our own to choose and seek after good, based on the culture and society we are born in, and the gifts, challenges, and strengths/weaknesses we are born with. To those to whom much is given, much is expected.Both suffering and joy are a crucial part of our brief earthly sojourn.
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