“All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes . . .” ~ Proverbs 16:2
Most of the non-Christians I talk to believe that God exists. They also believe in eternal life and eternal judgment after death.
But . . . they equally believe that receiving God’s favor and inheriting eternal life is a matter of scoring brownie points with the Creator. And to their minds, they are “good enough” to be awarded with eternal life when they die because they aren’t “bad people.”
From my experience and observation, this is the prevailing view among most Americans.
Yet the truth is that God stopped keeping score a long time ago. He grades on a completely different curve.
Let me paraphrase a story that Jesus once told. The point of the story is that God does not like “good people.” Instead, He favors “bad people.” [Continue Reading...]