It Wasn't Me...

When I die, I won’t be trusting in Allah, Buddha, a Rabbi, a Priest, a Reverend, a Pastor, a Clergy nor a Cleric. When I die, I won’t be making assumptions that I went to the right church, followed the right religious leader, followed the right dogma, did the right things, joined the right “ministry”, obeyed the right rules nor attended on the right day to get me to heaven. You see, I won’t be trusting in human beings nor the organizations that they have formed at all. My salvation comes not from human beings nor in anything that they say nor claim. My salvation comes from Jesus Christ, His sacrifice, His word, His commandments, His righteousness, His holiness, His perfection and His actions rather than my own. The truth is that I cannot save myself. I cannot be “good” enough to earn a place in eternity. I cannot be holy enough, I cannot be righteous enough, I cannot do enough and I cannot suffer enough to grant myself eternal life. 

 

I was born in sin. As the Bible says, my righteousness is as “filthy rags”.  If left to my own devices, I would perish. If left to my own holiness, I would be sorely lacking. If left to my own “good deeds”, I would not make it and my “good deeds” would be burned up like chaff. As the Bible also says that good fruit cannot come from a rotten tree and bad fruit cannot come from a good tree. I may not be “good” but He is GREAT. I may not be perfect but He is. I may not be righteous but, He is. I may not be holy but, He is. I may not be able to save myself but, He is able. You see, it’s not dependent upon me at all. Salvation is not found in doing the “right” things, supporting the “right” causes, fighting the “right” fights nor in thinking the “right” thoughts. Salvation is to be found in Him and Him alone. He holds the keys to death and life, I do not. You won’t find my words in the Bible. 

 

I didn’t heal the lame, the blind, the sick nor bring the dead back to life. It wasn’t me that wore the crown of thorns. I wasn’t scourged nor beaten. I wasn’t nailed to the cross to die in the hot sun. It wasn’t me that cried out to the Father, "forgive them for they know not what they do" nor “why have thou forsaken me”. It wasn’t my garments that the Roman guards gambled for. It wasn’t me that gave up my spirit so that mankind could be free from the bondage of sin. I wasn’t buried in a borrowed tomb. I didn’t roll the stone away. I wasn’t resurrected on the third day. It wasn’t me that appeared to over 500 witnesses after my death. It was Jesus Christ, the Son of God!

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Comments (25)

  1. stevehayes13

    Does it not strike you as strange that your god would organise things so that people who committed terrible deeds could still go to heaven and yet people who never committed any terrible deeds could not just because of what they believed?

    July 07, 2017
    1. jaageet

      Name me one person who committed terrible deeds and got to Heaven. Will is testifying to the greatest of God (muslims do the same as in “Allah Akbar”) and condemning the self-pride of man. I can’t say he is wrong, in principle.

      July 07, 2017
      1. stevehayes13

        No one went to heaven and I never said anyone did. I was referring to Christian theology.

        July 07, 2017
        1. willsblog

          Hmmmm, “no one went to heaven”? Really? You know who the Lord saved and who He chose not to? You know who’s name is written in the Lamb’s book of life? How arrogant and presumptuous! How pompous! Spoken like a true atheist and Liberal!

          July 07, 2017
          1. jaageet

            You shouldn’t insult your way through an argument. Men use logic and reason. Women are inherently vehement creatures created in the image of Eve who led us all to Hell. Perhaps you should reach down your pants and check to see if there is anything there.

            July 07, 2017
            1. PTF

              jaag…you know better than that with the cheap Stephen Colbert Late Show insult.

              July 07, 2017
            2. jaageet

              Actually, that insult was stolen from “factual”, a tough military-type guy who posts on thoughts. I plagiarize which, to Will, would be stealing and against the Seventh Commandment.

              July 07, 2017
            3. willsblog

              God Almighty made TWO SEXES, male and female. All I would need to do is look at my birth certificate and there is no doubt of what gender I am. You may have to check to reaffirm your “manhood” but, I don’t. Nothing I said was an “insult”, it was merely reiterating what he commented. No one needs to take anyone else’s word for it, it is clearly there in black and white. And yes, blatantly stealing whether it be a statement or an object is WRONG. Obviously you know it was wrong and theft or you wouldn’t have mentioned it….

              July 07, 2017
          2. jaageet

            Stealing is wrong to you who have been taught to obey God’s Commandments and not to take what is not yours. Unlike you who is tainted with Adam’s sin, I live in God’s grace and am free to take of any fruit I want in this living Paradise. I can do no wrong. But for you, there is a conscience – the curse of the damned – to torment you forevermore.

            July 08, 2017
            1. willsblog

              Yes, I obey God’s commandments. As Jesus said, “if you love me you will keep my commandments”. I am sure that you DON’T….

              July 08, 2017
            2. PTF

              Using the “insult” is highly irrelevant which made no sense. It’s tough enough mrmacq has the hots for will,he doesn’t need a second string QB.

              July 08, 2017
      2. willsblog

        jaageet – Really? “Muslims do the same”? So Muslims don’t use the Quran anymore? Muslims don’t slaughter the innocent anymore to force their brand of “religion”? Muslims don’t believe in taking over the whole world? Muslims believe in Jesus Christ as God’s only Son? Muslims don’t believe in “infidels” anymore? The same? Not hardly.

        July 07, 2017
    2. willsblog

      It doesn’t strike me as “strange” because I see the vile things that humans do. It doesn’t strike me as “strange” because I see humans trying to play god. It doesn’t strike me as “strange” because I see the disobedience. It doesn’t strike me as “strange” because I am not God, have never been God, will never be God and have no presumption that I KNOW how He thinks. As the Bible says, His ways are NOT our ways, His ways are higher than our ways. What YOU think is “fair” is YOUR idea, from a sinful, human, unrighteous, unholy, arrogant human being NOT the God of the Universe. I don’t try to assume who will and who will not receive eternal life. All I have are the scriptures which are His word as to who will and who will not be “saved”. What YOU consider “terrible deeds” are simply YOUR OPINION not fact, not truth, not proven and not biblical. Your opinion is simply your opinion.

      July 07, 2017
      1. PTF

        " because I see humans trying to play god. "
        I like the way you used lower casings. Folks should know there is one God and should not put any “gods” before him.
        gods- people who playing God which is a abomination.
        Quoting:
        " Out there you deal with society’s rule… my rule stands because here,I’m god."
        will…I hate when people say this. I think we know who refers himself as God here at Thoughts.
        Btw…excellent response.

        July 08, 2017
        1. willsblog

          Thank you. It bothers me too when people refer to themselves as “god”, “gods” or deity. It just shows me how depraved and unrighteous they are.

          July 08, 2017
          1. PTF

            Can’t think of any movies but there are some that uses " I’m god" as part of their lines. The sensors who may be receiving liberal money under the table are letting this pass. This is giving card blanch to underage children the go ahead in using this phrase in the school yards let alone using this against their teachers and parents.
            Hate to point the finger but this isn’t funny. The liberals are finding so many ways to disrupt our lives. The lowest blow is against religion. We both including Brn knows they will not stop.

            July 08, 2017
            1. willsblog

              The Beatles started all of this with their claim that they were more “popular” than Jesus Christ. Among Liberals, I’m sure that money, fame, wealth, material possessions and Social Programs will be “more popular”. Obama moved the needle toward more regressive policies and the Liberals loved him because he was pro-Muslim and anti-Christianity.

              July 09, 2017
            2. willsblog

              The Liberals probably won’t stop. It’s not really important, they aren’t fighting against Christianity, they are fighting against God. As it says in Revelation, He wins.

              July 10, 2017
          2. PTF

            " The Beatles started all of this with their claim that they were more “popular” than Jesus Christ. "
            My parents heard this years ago back in the sixties. They were shocked when they made the claim and many of their fans believe them. I recall them saying there should be a ban against them here in America.Afterwards they became uninterested since they were the first group to challenge God. I believe this was a start of liberals going against Christianity.
            Not to go long but this has spread to rap music where in the lyrics they used the Lord’s name in vain,worshiping snakes and using the Rosary as idol jewelery.
            Yet,the American public was blindsided for eight long years by the liberals/Demos saying this is the way to go(right to hell).

            July 10, 2017
            1. willsblog

              In my opinion Rap “Music” is even worse because it speaks of violence and murder, defames women and generally promotes illegal activity all in the name of “music” and “free speech”. In my day, free speech meant that you could speak your mind about politics and such NOT incite violence, advocate for murder and promote lawlessness.

              July 11, 2017
  2. PTF

    Speaking for myself I sometimes feel the clergy-ministers and such try to steer people on the right track. I also believe they’re not perfect in leadership but it’s up to the individual in leading themselves the right direction to God.
    I may not be a perfect Christian but it’s up to me in creating a path to God.
    Bottom line is using common sense in what you do in life.

    July 07, 2017
    1. jaageet

      Common sense. Everybody has common sense and just look at this mess of a world. Is your common sense any better? Are you the Holy Spirit?

      July 07, 2017
      1. PTF

        Yes.
        No but I will receive the Holy Spirit.

        July 08, 2017
        1. willsblog

          Anyone who accepts that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and Lord has the Holy Spirit so your common sense is far better than someone who just relies on his/her own common sense.

          July 08, 2017
    2. willsblog

      As Mark Twain once said, “Common sense ain’t!”

      July 07, 2017