...Hate and heart break all were forgot there; we always woke, we never got there.
The anthem of praise is to ring out from heaven above, and to be answered from the earth below.
Through belief Jesus becomes Savior and Lord. Rescuer and Ruler. Deliverer and Director, he must be both for those who receive salvation. Those who will not have all of Christ will have none of Christ in the end.
By God the Christian theist generally means a spaceless, timeless, immaterial, logically necessary being who is creator and designer of the universe and who is the moral standard for good and evil.
God designed the human machine to run on Himself. He Himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to burn, or the food our spirits were designed to feed on. There is no other. That is why it is just no good asking God to make us happy in our own way without bothering about religion. God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
Although none of these disciples are totally aware of all that Jesus was or would do, we can see that they are significantly changed by their initial meeting with Christ.
We so blithely can say, "He made him to be sin who know no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God" (2Cor. 5:21). It seems an easy transaction.
We believe that each man must find the truth that is right for him. Reality will adapt accordingly. The universe will readjust. History will alter. We believe that there is no absolute truth excepting the truth that there is no absolute truth.
God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform; He plants His footsteps in the sea And rides upon the storm.