A Contradictory Gospel?

The fight to clean ourselves up is a common struggle that paralyzes both believers and unbelievers alike. We’re constantly wrestling with the law of righteousness and where that righteousness is found. By birth, we’re self-saviors. We look to ourselves for the peace and prosperity we crave. In our pride, we deem ourselves better gods than even God Himself.

The Battle for the Universe

In every war throughout the history of mankind, there have been significant battles that would end up being the turning of the tide, for good or ill. These skirmishes have gone on to ultimately shape the course of history as we know it. Think the Battle of Hastings in 1066, the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588, Napoleon’s demise at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, the Battle of Midway in 1942, or the Battle of Stalingrad.

The Necessity for Divine Intervention

One of the sillier things that happens in sports sometimes is the “players-only meeting.” These usually occur when things are looking awfully dire for the team. For whatever reason, they’re either grossly underperforming or just not executing properly. In order to correct what’s wrong, the players, then, take it upon themselves to get out of the rut by calling a meeting like this to clear the air and find out what’s really going on.

The Hammer of the Law & the Beast of Sin

As with most stories, we are continually pursuant of the happy ending. We long for idealized conclusions to our favorite tales and wish there’d be a similar euphoric ending in our own life. This is why the standard fairy tale coda remains “happily ever after.” We want that. We want all the wrongs to be made right. We crave for the day when our fractured lives will be remade.