I’ll Have Fries With That

During my lifetime of seeking Jesus, through studying the Gospel and listening with my heart, I have developed a moral compass.  Just as the United States has a Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the Constitution, God passed down the Ten Commandments.  Commandment number six states, “Thou shalt not kill.” 

 Over the years I have grown to respect human life, and I have grown to respect and honor Jesus, my Savior.  I do not believe Jesus was left out of the Commandment, “Thou shalt not kill.”

 So much of today’s Christianity seems fixated on nailing Christ to the cross, as expeditiously as possible.  I am grateful Jesus lived and taught us.  I am grateful His Spirit may live within us.  It is a terrible shame and a crime that he was put to death because of the state of mankind.  Jesus died for our sins. 

 Many so-called Christians would say “Okay, I didn’t personally nail Jesus to the cross.  I can benefit in the convenience of his death.”  Many of these same so-called Christians go as far as to think that Jesus was punished, by his Father, our God.  They say that through the torturous execution of Jesus, they are somehow vindicated of their own transgressions.  Then they are free to sin, again and again, holding up the cross as their covering.

 I would ask, “Where is their accountability?”  “Why do they not take responsibility for their own vindication? “  They would claim that Jesus’ death on the cross is their “fast answer” to entering heaven.

 I have learned better, and I have had a teacher with a Moral Compass.  There is no “fast answer.”  We all stand accountable for our own sins.  The murder of Jesus was just that, a murder, in the first degree.  I do not find His murder a convenience, like stopping for a MacBigBurger. 

 Will I go to hell for my beliefs?  I know in my heart that I will not.  My salvation is assured and continuous. 

 My readers may ask, “What Bible verses can you quote to back up my rant?”  I would suggest that you try Exodus 20:13, “Thou shalt not kill.”  It may be “old school,” but it’s good enough for me.  

 Or go  ahead and try Matthew 9:13, “It is not the healthy that need a doctor, but the sick.  Go and learn what that text means, “I require mercy, not sacrifice.”

 W.S.

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6 Responses to I’ll Have Fries With That

  1. creditaction says:

    This is sound thinking thank you. My concern is for those who miss sin when offering Jesus as the answer to the problems in their life. I notice how some will shy away from calling people to repentance. Take Graeme who has the MyBroom site offering a message but missing out our proclivity to sin. What’s the use offering the people the blood of Jesus for redemption from sin if people don’t know they are sick? It’s the path to ministering to false converts who haven’t foresaken their sin. It’s like a physician offering you medicine without diagnosing an illness, you’re not going take the medicine because you do not know you have a need. Thank you again for pointing us to the great physician, the lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world because I, a sinner, am grateful for his mercy. How sweet the sound that saved a poor wretch like me.

  2. wsforchrist says:

    Thank you for your powerful comment. Your comment adds substance to my post. Our thoughts, words, and actions flow from our hearts. If our hearts are in relationship with God, only through Christ, we know in our hearts that we are forgiven and share in the very blood of Christ. Taking responsibility for our sins is a great freedom. As we confront the source of our sin, we are able to identify the causes, and this leads to liberation, with the help of our relationship with the living Christ. As for Graeme of “mybroom,” while we do not always see eye-to-eye, I have learned from him, and also have great respect. I would recommend “mybroom” to everyone who seeks fellowship with other people who are journeying on the Way.

  3. Daniel Undem says:

    Great post. Keep up the great work. I’m toying with the idea of writing a short story with this very topic as the underlying theme. Your post has inspired me to start writing this soon. Thanks.

    • wsforchrist says:

      Thank you for your encouraging comment. I think this topic is underserved in general. Please let me know how to find your short story when it is complete. Also, thank you for nominating me for “A Lovely Blog Award.” I was genuinely surprised.

  4. Daniel Undem says:

    Hello. This is Daniel from http://www.danielundem.com letting you know that you have been nominated for some awards. Please, follow this link for the award information http://wp.me/p1T5kN-8g Thanks and God Bless.

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