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Welcome to a blog about an autistic adult woman in her late 30's using words and images to advocate acceptance as well as awareness of those with life-limiting sensory processing issues and resulting social and behavioral challenges. I write about inclusion ideas for those who remain in isolation due to their neuromakeup and share how my Christian faith keeps me going. Thank you for visiting.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Jesus, the Great Equalizer

Jesus is the great equalizer. It doesn't matter how messed up you are, how much money you have, what a rotter you have been or how charitable and together you are. You need Jesus.
The truth of the matter is, if you don't accept Jesus' perfect sacrifice on the cross as atonement for your fallen, sinful nature, you won't go to heaven. You will be eternally separated from God and your believing loved ones. Your present life on earth will always lack something only Jesus can provide.
Other faiths offer a works-based approach to salvation. Christianity is the only true path to eternity as well as fulfillment in this lifetime.
No man is perfect. Paul lamented about falling back into sin, no matter how hard he tried.

"I don't really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don't do it. Instead, I do what I hate." Romans 7:15 (I can sure relate!)

He goes on to acknowledge that he isn't good in his own right.

"For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out." Romans 7:18

He goes on to praise God for providing The Answer.

"Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. So you see how it is: In my mind I really want to obey God's law, but because of my sinful nature I am a slave to sin." Romans 7:25 NLT

The Law, or 10 Commandments, was given to the Hebrews so they could see how sinful they really were. After all, why have laws if everybody is perfect and lives in harmony with everyone else. Nobody could keep it, so they had to burn sacrifices.

Jesus' death on the cross put an end to that. We live under grace, not legalism. Jesus fulfilled the law.
When we confess our sin to God Himself, He is trustworthy and faithful to forgive.
We are free to follow Him or to follow ungodliness. That is a personal choice we each must make.

If you want to know Jesus, check out the link below:
https://www.intouch.org/read/content/how-do-i-accept-jesus-as-my-savior


How grateful I am to live in a country that still guarantees my First Amendment freedom to compose this post and not live in fear of my head being severed from my body.

How grateful I am also for spell check!

May God bless you!