Salvation Annulled?

We’re saved by grace, but…

Jesus says we must do stuff,

Nullifying grace


“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God…”

Ephesians 2:8

Is grace unconditional? There’s nothing we can do to earn God’s grace. But what about all the commands that Jesus gave us: repent, follow me, do not lust, go the second mile, love your enemies, judge not, honor your parents, etc.? Does grace erase those commands? Can we ignore the New Testament Gospels? I’m told that our sins have been forgiven at the cross. And let’s not forget that Jesus is coming back to judge all believers. For what!? Will God’s grace forgive all of us or just a select few? I’m not confused!

Innocense Ignored

Watching my son sleep

In my arms, as I place him

Into a casket


“You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it.”

Matthew 21:22

You can Google why prayers go unanswered and get huge lists as to why God may not have answered your prayer. But doesn’t he have to go against his Word if he doesn’t answer our prayers? Should one go through these long lists before praying to see if they’re qualified at all to pray? It’s such a confusing religion.

Note: My son died at the age of three. He was sick and suffered most of his short life. My family, friends, pastor, and our congregation continually prayed for him… to no avail.

Toasting Jesus

Faith is to believe

What you do not see or hear

Jesus on my toast


“Without the bread of life, we are toast!”

Anonymous

I know that Jesus likes watching us masturbate, but is he spying on us through our food, too? What I really wonder though is what people are thinking who actually believe they’ve found Jesus on their breakfast burrito, grilled cheese sandwich, or potato chip (see this article on BuzzFeed). Amazon doesn’t sell Jesus Toasters but they do have The Grilled Cheesus Sandwich Press if you’re interested! No kidding. Take a look.

Eternal Hope

Believe, faith, and hope

Words uttered by the godly

Unsure of their fate


Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.

Friedrich Nietzche

A Christian is always praying and never knowing for sure. The life of a Christian is always wondering if you’re good enough for God. I always thought that I was never good enough. I often wondered if God ever forgave me for hating my father for beating my mother. After all, that commandment made the top ten. When Jesus said that only a “few” will enter the narrow gate (Matthew 7:13-14), I knew for certain of my fate. How long is eternity? Forever!

The Best Part of Waking Up

You say you have faith

In a claim yet unproven

Folgers in your cup


I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.

Frank Lloyd Wright

There was once a claim, some might call it a jingle, that says, “The best part of waking up, is Folgers in your cup.” Well, I would argue with that and change it to “Starbucks in your cup,” but that’s just me. Subscribing to a particular religion for many, many years has taught me that we all have faith in something. I have faith that the sun will rise again, that I’ll have weeds in my yard, and that it will get warm in the summer months. This life force is my god and it is in my heart, not out there somewhere. I don’t have to die to know if it’s true or not. I live in peace, in the moment, and coffee is one of nature’s greatest pleasures. Nasmaste!

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