What if the #Right Path is Wrong and the Correct #Path Is Left (but the Only Path #Left Is Up the One Down the #Middle)?
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
November 3, 2013 4:44pm CST
I know there's some silly semblance of Seuss-ical synonymetry there, but really ... what if the right path for the blessed is the path FILLED with temptations-to-sin (which we devoted children-of-God can handle, as we are trained to 'resist the temptations'). Didn't Jesus go to the sinners specifically---publicly forgiving the prostitutes (at least one of them) & excusing the Roman tax-collectors (one of whom was St. Peter?... or Gospel-writer Mark?)? Why would a disciple of Jesus--seeking to make more disciples of Jesus--encourage us NOT to follow Jesus' footsteps?
• Cambridge, England
4 Nov 13
@mythociate It is certainly more Christian to live amongst our fellow-humans, as Jesus did, rather than to limit our society to those who already claim to be 'saved'. 'Sin' is merely an improper understanding of the nature of God. It is actually only possible if, knowing the truth, one ignores it. 'Innocence' is the state before knowledge is acquired; 'ignorance' is a condition which can only occur when the knowledge is, at least, available and has been rejected. It is in the nature of humanity, as part of the journey toward a clear realisation of the Truth, to make mistakes and to be led astray. It is the nature of God (so a Christian believes) to love His Creation, to forgive mistakes and to encourage people by example (rather than by 'rule') to follow the path that leads to Him.