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rock on God

March21

Aaron Masih sent me this link to a story written by Gene Edward Veith called Salty dogma where:

“Bono gives an explicit confession of being saved by Grace, not Karma.”

The article, itself, is a bit contrived. The author (is likely a Christian – so, like many Christians, she is giddy over some form of affirmation around Grace).

And, Bono’s position on faith is not recent news.  But, it remains refreshing, nonetheless, how clearly he articulates it.

However, it would be interesting to learn if Bono’s faith was the result of “feeling” it, or arguing himself to a logical conclusion.

As it turns out, I agree with everything he says.

But, did Christ rise from the dead to seal the deal?  Does that matter?

Can He be our saviour even if we don’t know He is risen?

If He did not rise, did it lessen everything else He has accomplished for the benefit of mankind over the last 2000 years?

It does not matter to me (at least not for the moment). Christ clearly changed the world. Because of what He taught and accomplished, the world continues to evolve in a better way (my opinion). I am grateful for His sacrifice (possibly eternally so). But, ironically, I believe the Christians would have Him leave me behind because I don’t know (or, at least just say I do in order to hedge my bet – like a lot of Christians).

For the moment I only have my faith in God, and hope.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

2 Comments to

“rock on God”

  1. Avatar March 22nd, 2009 at 4:46 pm Troy Says:

    Jesus often mentioned that the “Kingdom Of Heaven” is closer than you realize, or close at hand, and gave many riddles on how to find it and what it’s like there. Through these stories, we learn that the “Kingdom Of Heaven”, it turns out, is not really about a place, but more about a state of mind and conscienceness. The “Kingdom Of Heaven” is here…right here…right now….just in another dimension, and it is such a simple concept that people often miss the meaning. The more one looks at the scriptures, the more one realizes just how human The Lord really is. All things we struggle to overcome, he did as well. It is only by the grace of God and his ever lovingkindness, that he doesn’t simply destroy us for all of our immorality, sinfullness, doubt and unbelief. His grace allows the rain to come upon the just and the unjust as well as the sun, the moon….life’s little blessings. We don’t know why God plans things the way he does, but in the long run, his grace extended out to us allows every human being the same opportunities, but it’s only those who open their hearts and minds to actually see these doors opening that are allowed to revolutionize their lives.


  2. Avatar March 24th, 2009 at 6:13 pm Brian Patrick Cork Says:

    Thanks Troy.

    That is certainly a gentle reminder that if we keep our hearts and minds open we reflect and represent Him better – eh?

    Cork


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