13th July 2013

“I don't want a moral code that is based on what God or Jesus thinks or wants or demands. I want a human moral code that is based on love and fairness – on not leaving anyone behind, nor accepting that some people are just going to suffer in poverty or illness or pain. And I think God is a distraction from all that – a distraction from the responsibility we all hold toward one another to make this life a life of joy.”

M. LeBlanc

One Response to “13th July 2013”

  1. downtown dave Says:

    As I was thinking about the “You can be good without God” slogan this morning, it occcured to me that at least on two points this slogan is Scriptural, and I want to commend the people who came up with it. First, in Matthew 7:11 Jesus says, “If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children,…”. Jesus, the Son of God, states that a person who is evil knows how to give good gifts and knows how to do good things. Second, you make the statement that a person can be good without God, not that a person is good without God. This implies you are not there yet and have some work to do to become good. Romans 3:23 says, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”. So, in your slogan you say that a person can do good things without God, and that you fall short of being good…both of these points are Scriptural.

    As far as your hating religion? Jesus hates religion as well. There are those who want to give you a list of things to do and a list of things not to do, and by following these things God will accept you. That is not Scriptural. What Jesus wants is to give you life and a relationship with Him that is free to you. He paid the price. He went to the cross to take away your sin and He wants to credit you with His righteousness, something you cannot earn. That’s what the Apostle Paul means when he tells us that salvation is by grace and not by works.