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Just come as you are!

152 just come as you are

Billy Graham has often used a phrase to encourage people to accept the salvation we have in Jesus: He said, "Just come as you are!" It is a reminder that God sees everything: our best and worst and he still loves us. The call "easy to come as you are" is a reflection of the words of the apostle Paul:

"For Christ was dead to us ungodly at the time when we were still weak. Hardly anyone dies for the sake of a righteous man; For the sake of goodness, he may venture his life. But God shows his love for us in the fact that Christ died for us when we were still sinners "(Romans 5,6-8).

Many people today do not even think in terms of ...

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What does it mean to be in Christ?

417 what does it mean to be in Christ? An expression that we have all heard before. Albert Schweitzer called the "being in Christ" the main mystery of the teaching of the apostle Paul. And Schweitzer finally had to know. As a famous theologian, musician and eminent missionary, the Alsatian was one of the most outstanding Germans of the 20. Century. 1952 was awarded the Nobel Prize. In his 1931 book The Mysticism of the Apostle Paul, Schweitzer emphasizes the important aspect that Christian life in Christ is not God-mysticism but, as he himself says, Christ-mysticism. Other religions, including prophets, fortune tellers or philosophers, seek - in whatever form - for "God". Schweitzer realized, though ...

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Founded on mercy

157 founded on grace Do all paths lead to God? Some believe that all religions are a variation of the same theme - doing this or that and going to heaven. At first glance, it seems to be so. Hinduism promises the believer unity with an impersonal God. Getting into nirvana requires good works during many rebirths. Buddhism, which also promises nirvana, demands that the four noble truths and the eightfold path through many rebirths be kept.

Islam promises paradise - an eternal life full of sensual gratification and pleasure. In order to get there, the believer must adhere to the Articles of Faith and the Five Pillars of Islam. To lead a good life and respect traditions ...

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