To live an upright life is the fear of the Lord! Though our shortcomings are great, God’s grace is greater yet. The children of God are called to live a life of surrender to the will of God as revealed in the Word of God. When we fall short we simply and reverently acknowledge our sin, thank God for His forgiveness (secured by Christ on Calvary’s cross), turn from that particular sin, then get on with our life, our walk with God.
The atheistic philosopher John Stuart Mill argued that if God is all-powerful and also good, then God could not allow a world of evil and suffering. If God is all-powerful but does not stop evil, said Mill, then God is not good. If God is good but does not stop evil, said Mill, then God must not be omnipotent.
“All religions lead to God.” Baloney! That is one of the most ludicrous statements man can make. They can’t all lead to God because they contradict each other! This being the case, either they are all false or only one can be true. The wise individual will examine the claims, study the evidence, then make a sincere “head and heart” commitment.
Thousands of ancient manuscript copies of both Old and New Testament Scriptures exist today and when compared to our modern translations, they say the same thing! We can also completely reconstruct the New Testament (except for a few verses) from letters of correspondence, theology, etc. written by the early Church Fathers of the first several centuries of the early Church. In these letters they quote New Testament passages!