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The Holiness of God - Part 1

God is not a man. The greatest difficulty in understanding the nature of God is thinking that we are similar to Him. We understand what God is like mostly because of what we are not, not what we are. We display the imperfect, He displays the perfect. God is holy.
Christianity demonstrates a pathway to having a relationship with God. Not just any type of a relationship, but a relationship that is similar to that of between a husband and wife. However, there is one requirement to being in a relationship with God, and that is you must be perfect (i.e. without sin). That does not mean that you only have to avoid doing major things wrong, that means that you can't do anything wrong. There is a well known story in the Bible where a man named Uzzah reaches out to stabilize the ark of God as it was being transported to Jerusalem, and was killed by God (2 Sam. 6). Many Biblical commentators suggest that Uzzah should have known better about how God wanted the ark to be carried,  but the Bib…

Stolen Foundations

A foundation is an essential part of a house because everything else is built on it. If the foundation is not solid the house will eventually collapse. Similarly, if the foundation we choose to build our lives on is not solid our lives will eventually collapse into despair. Christianity, Islam, and Atheism are all foundations that people build their lives on.
Every life foundation needs to be able to support the weighty questions of life: What is the meaning of life? Is there right and wrong? Is there life after death? These are just a few that need to be supported by one's foundation. Unfortunately most foundations these days seemed to be left unexamined. However, even more concerning is the number of people who are building on a foundation that they have stolen from someone else!
There is a growing number of people who claim that a society's moral values can be determined by consensus of what is best for society. The only way this would be feasible is if each individual had …