reply to post by JesusisTruth
Sorry about that.
I kind of woke up this morning thinking I should make my statement a little understandable.
I do not mean that you are not saved.
What I should have said was you missed the point.
The point is pretty basic, that we all fail, one way or another.
I should not use you as an example, but you kind of open yourself to being used.
What I mean is that you have a right to be proud of your self, for making your life worthwhile when it could have easily gone the other way.
I guess I am trying to deal with the original post.
I think about it a certain way.
Like the OP but not exactly in those terms.
Anyone who is sitting around and reading posts on forums, on the Internet, are better off than at least half of the rest of the world.
OK, so, we have our own standards of achievement that we can judge ourselves, or others, against.
But, what about people who are born in a situation that they may or may not have a chance to have enough food to get to the age of three?
How can we judge them?
It is impossible for us to even think about.
We have lives, and opportunities, and we can look at how they worked out and feel pretty good about ourselves.
We have to think, That has to count for something, right?
It is a trap that even the best of theologians fall into.
That you want to carry something of your own life into the judgment.
Imagine being in the court of heaven.
You stand there and claim that you are covered by the blood of Christ.
Then you think, Hold on, there is this one spot that I think can show, that will make me look good.
[edit on 8-6-2008 by jmdewey60]