26 June 2012

You Already Have Faith; Do You Want Goodness?

Morality is now defined largely by two standards: is it sincere (or authentic)?, and does it “hurt anyone else.” Skepticism about knowing has become the “faith.” Any belief which is out of step with this (sincere, do-no-harm harmless skeptism) is labeled an opinion or taste. I am informed that we have “evolved” to this point.
The ancients (who went through more than I ever have) believed that though the heart of man was corrupted (or twisted), yet there was something that remained good beyond us. That is, that goodness remained good.
Indeed, the Bible is the true telling of the story of a good God set in my place—a place where immoral people rise and fall, strive and breathe.
In a way, you could relate Christ’s coming to earth for us as the Father sending “pure goodness” incarnate, or pure goodness in one human.
Christ was and is the embodiment of the “avenging virtue” of goodness for us. He is the only Hope.
And, to Christ we rise proportion to our desire of embracing the Good in our very souls, or from Him we fall away, repelled by our own ignorance and stubbornness.
The other questions of God are pretty much academic.
- Charity Johnson, 2012