I know - sorry - I was trying to be clever and it fell flat - my bad. I need more coffee before I postThe OP isn't really about sports, LHA
It's about the hollowness of being granted something undeserved
Better yet, it's about the dignity of having deservedly earned something
Specifically, to our Christian friends, the OP speaks to the hypocrisy of an opposition to a football team being awarded a championship that has not been earned on the field - while, at the same time, a celebration of Jesus Christ awarding salvation through victory over sin that has not been earned in life
Nothing to apologize for!I know - sorry - I was trying to be clever and it fell flat - my bad. I need more coffee before I post
What if a person wants to be good enough to earn eternal life in heaven but try as he might has failed? Wouldn't it be an act of kindness on God's part to let the poor human in anyway?why do Christians turn around and regard it as a positive to be embraced when Jesus grants unwarranted victory over sin and delivers unto His followers the promised land of an eternal life in Heaven that has not been earned?
I'm thinking a raving madman.Lol. What I've said about in the past stands. Your positions have no basis in theology. They are simply the ravings of an arrogant, and theologically ignorant atheist.
ironically, I kept singing that song for a good 30 minutes after I posted the comment last night, and it's still on my mind even now.... melody and all.....
Yes. Your "free gift" argument regarding salvation is a straw man. Roman's 6:23 makes that clear.
Romans 6:23 says that the wages of sin is death and that the gift of God is life through Jesus ChristYes. Your "free gift" argument regarding salvation is a straw man. Roman's 6:23 makes that clear.
You haven't the first clue as to what constitutes a gift, Steve
Here's a thought.... he's never been given birthday, or christmas gifts, his entire life, or if he was, he was somehow berated by receiving them, and so has taken on the idea that gifts given out of love don't actually exist.
This level of contempt, rage, hate, and spite towards God, and Jesus would then make perfect sense.
You've got nothing, Steveironically, I kept singing that song for a good 30 minutes after I posted the comment last night, and it's still on my mind even now.... melody and all.....
He's got a song that ain't got no melody.
He's got a story that ain't got no morals.
He needs the bad guy to win.... not just once in a while, but all the time.
The insanity goes round in circles...... I need music score emojis here......
Ah.... not as good as facebook's, but it'll do....
Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky!
I'm confident you believe that.You haven't the first clue as to what constitutes a gift, Steve
I think you have an exaggerated idea of what a gift is.A gift is something given without an expectation of receiving something in return
A gift is something given without strings attached
Gifts are unconditional expressions of love that come from the heart - not selfish transactions designed to get something in return
Love is a gift. It doesn't cost you anything to be given that love.God's salvation is NOT a gift because God demands that we be like you and stop thinking for ourselves and trusting in ourselves before He will grant it!
The moral of my song/story:I'm not the one who needed something.
You still have a song with no melody.
You still have a story with no moral.
You still have .... well.... nothing.