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There is Mortal Doctrine - Then - There is Eternal Doctrine

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Nov 17, 2011 at 13:28

….and there lays another aspect of why we cannot come to terms with each other; you focus on doctrine and human logic, neither of which will mean anything until one comes to terms with the last issue of your dissertation, that of the sinful nature of each of us and what it means eternally.

You say my argument is baseless; yet you yourself do not provide the basis of that statement, relying instead upon the centuries old arguments of 'my way is better than your way' supported by innuendo and fabrications of both Roman Catholic and Islamic reasoning over who cannot get it right Biblically. Quranic verses that do not address my eternity are insufficient against the words of Yeshua.

You also continue in saying it 'does not come to logic;' and that I take as a compliment. No, it is not logical that I can do anything about life except as Almighty God provides. And it is He that provided Yeshua.

You say that there is no original sin; but you appear unable determine how each of us do have a sinful nature. Mortal humanity has a sinful nature for one very significant reason: free choice, the same as Adam had.

Almighty God did not want Adam to sin, but knew that given the choices of his time, he was prone to it. Further, Almighty God had a plan already in place IF Adam did sin; and that is the basis of the salvation message.

Being born mortal, I have that innate nature of rebellion as does/did everyone else except Yeshua HaMashiach. His sinless nature resulting from His birth under the power of the Holy Spirit was part of the preparation for Him to be the sinless sacrifice for my sins and everyone's sins once the decision was made by 'free choice' to believe in the saving work of Yeshua's death on the cross and His subsequent resurrection.

While doctrine has been debated on this event of the crucifixion and resurrected, the fact remains; illogical as it may seem humanly, it happened. One can go this day to the location where it happened and either believe or not believe: that is the 'free choice' you can make, one that each of us has to make, whether by anyone's perception as right, wrong, or in the case of an agnostic, indifferent .

Dismiss this as doctrine if you will; but it will not go away; each of us will need to resolve it one way or another; and I already have chosen to believe Yeshua at His Word, for He laid His life down to save mine, even as He has extended my mortal life by His love more than once in the face of death. The Quran never did that for me.

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