Saturday, March 14, 2015
The quintessential RIGHT
"But as many as received him, to them gave he the right to become children of God, even to them that believe on his name:"
The right to become children of God is a right without which one remains a child of the devil. One can suffer inhumanity for his entire life but go to heaven by exercising this right of receiving and believing Jesus the Messiah. Or one can have the respect and comfort of every human being on earth all their life and go to hell by refusing to believe in the Name of Jesus. For that reason I say (with some small hyperbole) that by receiving and believing Jesus, the right to become children of God is the ONLY right that matters.
IF WE ACTUALLY were more committed to treating others as we wish they would treat us, God would be delighted. But as sinners saved by grace, I fear God frowns on us as we demand others treat us according to some innate human dignity that passed from view when Adam sinned.