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 Unknown Disciple, Ananias

Yes, It is only JESUS (through the work of the HOLY SPIRIT) that convicts us to repentance but it’s gracious to see that we can be partners of this great blessing of calling sinner to repentance. Brother Ananias: who neither failed nor was afraid as the Word of the Lord came boldly to Saul; a new life and light that sparked off the great movement in the conversion of gentiles.

The Sheep, the Lost Sheep and other sheep of the Messiah

The focus of the Messiah – humble shepherd and guide – is the sheep, the lost sheep and the other sheep. All sheep would be saved (if they want: accept to the saved), brought to the fold under one guide and true protection and led into the bliss of eternal fellowship with the creator. That’s the aim of salvation.

MESSIAH: THE NEED

The need for the Messiah rises for the remission of sin which pays us our harvest of death; for the purpose of mediation – reaching back to the creator to be repositioned as representatives of HIS Will by the prowess of dominion; for reconciliation by which there can be no true mediation; for liberation from the evil nature of separation from GOD – which has been our end ever since we put an end to our lives in GOD.