Ok.... here we go again. It seems to me that you're either an atheist watering down Christianity, or just not too well informed. Let me help, though I
know I'm being taken for another ride, but here goes.
The Bible is the "inspired" word of God. In other words, the Bible was written by men, that is a fact, as they were "inspired" to write, by God. It
are still the word of God, even if it came by the mouth of a prophet, Apostle, etc. As a Christian, it is our faith and our law as it pertains to all
Ok... that was the first, now for the second part, here goes..
Eternal life does not, nor will it ever come to you by any good works. Giving up smoking, swearing, drinking, sex out of traditional marriage, or with
animals, etc. Eternal life comes only through Jesus Christ. You have to first believe by faith that He is actually the Son of God, and that He died on
the cross as the one and only payment for all your sins, and accept Him as the Lord and Savior of your life. Now, if you can't do that you cannot be
saved, period. If you can, you will be and are saved if you did. That is eternal.
Now, so far as all the drinking, smoking, swearing, and strange sex thing. God is the one who changes your heart to be moral not your own will. You
can't do a thing to be good, although for a time you can pretend to. But God will change you as you get closer to Him, and that brings you right back
to the beginning of this reply. You have to believe in the Word of God, the Bible, as God's true and only written words to mankind.
So, there you have it. Let's hope this isn't just another atheist trick post like so many that I see on the ATS
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