The Conservatives’ Creed: Eight Lovely Christian Notions the World Hates (Part Six)

But let's assume, for a minute that religion is that which stands as the name of the walk to and by GOD. Let us assume, for a shivering second, that religion refers to the state of being groomed to be acceptable before GOD: the fattening of the lamb procedure, the series of steps that lead upstairs beyond the cares and spheres of natural life to the very edifice – that is – the presence of GOD in the present. Let's assume that; because when we do, we can boldly say that what matters is the sincerity of heart and purpose before GOD.

The Conservatives’ Creed: Eight Lovely Christian Notions the World Hates (Part Three)

We look at the mirror, see the defects of sin but immediately forget what kind of wreck we are because we have – over time – been in the habit of ignoring the solution. That when GOD says a thing to us – in whatever way heaven pleases to say – we hear but we don't act on it. In doing this, continuously, we set a precedence of complacence and a fence of negligence such that we cannot even do a thing to save ourselves.

The Conservatives’ Creed: Eight Lovely Christian Notions the World Hates (Part One)

Such words as “Religion”, “rites”, “ritual”, “revenge” to name a few. I feel these words – and more like them – are they which should not be comfortably descriptive of the Christian. They come with their unrefined notions and unwanted baggage. Anyway, permit me to rephrase your latter verses in this first chapter as the Conservatives' Creed: Eight Lovely Christian Notions the World Hates.

Love, GOD and Temptation

Do you agree that in the end, the end of a temptation is the beginning of remission? Do think temptation is a sickness or just treatment from the sickness of imperfection? Do you agree? Would it make sense to you if you saw temptations as exercising, or block-building on a playground? Do you agree that if GOD did not lead us to temptations to be tempted then the temptation is a distraction from the goal of glorification? You agree?