For everyone who knows me, I know this is going to sound weird, but I’m a Christian.
It came to me Saturday morning April the 27th. Jesus died on the cross for us, not as a sacrifice for our sins. Just take the word sin out and replace it with pain and suffering and it makes sense, well not really, but that’s how it works.
It goes like this. Jesus took all our pain and suffering to the cross and it died and was buried and then he rose gloriously. If we trust in that then also all of our pain and suffering will die and be buried, and we too will rise gloriously, and that is salvation.
God always forgave sin. Jesus told many people “your sins are forgiven go in peace” to several people and he hadn’t died yet. The old testament tells us in some places that God is not pleased with animal sacrifices and then ofcourse in other places he commanded us to sacrifice animals. The bible is not 100 percent nor was it written in English. So I’m not even going to try to locate all the scriptures and make this all fit together, because somewhere there will be a contradiction. Some things you just have to believe without having to read it on a piece of paper. Paul however in one of his letters used the word corruption and that might be a more fitting word.
I can’t say I completely understand this. Mornings are usually very bad for me, like most of us, we don’t want to get out of bed and for me it is frightening, but this morning upon realizing, I put my faith in Jesus and felt better and decided that I have to take the day off to rap this around my head because I would be thinking about this all day and I wouldn’t be very good at work.
For my Atheist friends. I know, 1 + 1 does not equal three. There is no logic to religion. I wished I knew how to explain it to you and I hope some day you discover it.