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Posted by on Sep 11, 2016 in Today's Teaching

TEXT: ‘But there is forgiveness with you, so that you may be revered’ – Psalm 130:4 NRSV THOUGHT: Many people misunderstand a Christian’s assurance of heaven and eternal life, mistaking it for arrogance and spiritual pride. Christians are not perfect, just forgiven! We need to remember Heaven is God’s place. He makes the rules concerning entry, regardless of whether we agree with them. He has decided that repentance and forgiveness are the sole criteria for getting there, so that He can include everyone and exclude none. It’s not God’s fault if we choose another route that leads to exclusion, especially if we are expecting our own good works to be good enough. The role of the church and Christians is to ensure that everyone knows about the right way. Jesus said, ‘I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, no one comes to the Father except through Me.’ 1 Psalm 130 reveals some very important truths about God’s forgiveness and how it influences our lives. Anyone can experience “sinking” times and depression – ‘Out of the depths I have cried to you’ Christians are not immune to “down” times, especially over personal faults and failures, but should have a better chance of getting out of them than those...

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