Kicking the Tires on God’s Car


It has certainly been an interesting morning. I know that this subject will be a turn-off for many as it is both uncomfortable and confusing.

If you are jus’ trying out God, like kicking the tires on a car, good for you. If you ‘re growing closer to God by volunteering and going to church, you’re doing great. But if you are like me and have a want to preach and teach the word of God, then list in up.

I’m jus’ back from church where the Pastor spoke on the heaviest of all subjects, ‘Revelation.’ That book in the Bible still blows my mind, because I cannot get my mind wrapped around all the imagery that it has.

While I’m very rarely ·fearful of anything in cl head on confrontation, including the possibility of a violent death, the Book of Revelation scares the crap out of me.

While the imagery John uses to describe Heaven and Hell is vivid and fanciful, its message is extremely narrow. And that is a concern for me as I am real good at sinning.

Shoot, I’ve been a sinner all my life and those who know me best can confirm this. As hard as it is to admit, I completed breaking all the 10 commandments in record time, less than 27-years.

Yup, even the one we think is the biggie on that list of “don’t do.”

Honestly, I don’t know where Pm going in this article as my mind is a confused jumble of thoughts on faith and such. The only thing I do know is that I do believe in God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, the three figure-heads in one being.

I know I can be saved from Hell, but how do I stay on that straight and narrow path? The simple answer is I can’t do it — I need help.

That help has to come from a higher source. I call him God or Lord. You may say “Greater Power,” “Him” or “Her, ” but the simple truth is whatever we make God out to be, we are created in his image, marred by original sin and have lived in that state since birth.

I suffer from terminal pride, greed and lust. Most of us do.

If one looks at the things the Book of Revelation, it touches on, “cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, and the immoral who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars…” So you can see where I fit in.

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