New Life Ministries
15 S Catherine LaGrange, Il  60525
(708) 352-5435
A Sonship Church
Ray Janisch, Pierre Ruffin, & Bill Kerr Co-pastors
I received this as an email; I believe the source was Carol Sigler

"IT IS FINISHED!" is the central-most feature of what is called Christianity and yet
it is called into question by many who own the name "Christian".  Don't you find
that just a little strange?  So, do you believe it?  Well, consider these questions and
ask yourself if maybe you have been brainwashed into doubting this reality.

So ... what if it is REALLY finished?

He might have really paid the price for our sins
He might have really taken them away
He might not ever have to do it again

He might not be shocked at how bad we have been
He might not be shocked by things we still do
He might not be shocked when He discovers our "secret sins"
He might not be shocked by our impure motives
He might not be shocked at the messes we get ourselves into
He might not be shocked when we run from Him
He might not be shocked at how people can mistreat Him

He might not look at us as if He didn't finish His job
He might not look at us as if we need to finish His job
He might not look at us as if we need to pay for our own sins
He might not look at us as ungrateful
He might not look at us as unforgiven
He might not look at us as unworthy
He might not look at us as unclean
He might not look at us as unholy
He might not even look at us as sinners

God just might have believed Him
God just might have accepted His sacrifice
God just might not remember any sins against us
God just might not be mad at us anymore
God just might not look at us the way we look at us
God just might see us as the new creations He made us

We might really be forgiven
We might really be acceptable to God
We might really be worthy
We might really be holy
We might really be made right
We might really be loved
We might really be brand new
We might really be free

We might not have to be afraid of judgment
We might not have to be afraid of God
We might not have to be afraid of the hammer falling
We might not have to be afraid of death
We might not have to be afraid of life
We might not have to be afraid of failure
We might not have to be afraid of anything

We might not need to do anything to receive the gift of God
We might not need to bring about righteousness in our life
We might not need to focus on our sins
We might not need to focus on our failures
We might not need to ask God for forgiveness

We might be called justified
We might be called righteous
We might be called holy
We might be called pure
We might be called saints

We might stop begging God to forgive us
We might stop thinking God doesn't love us
We might stop thinking God doesn't care
We might stop trying get what God has already given us
We might stop trying to make ourselves more acceptable
We might stop acting like the people we used to be
We might stop living like nothing has happened
We might stop calling ourselves what He no longer does

Christianity might be different than the pathetic substitute we've gotten used to
Christianity might be as good as the Bible says it is
Christianity might be as good as you have hoped it was

But then again maybe religion is right, and "It is finished!" does not really mean it it
finished.
In that case ... ignore all the above!
Or else simply believe what your heart has been hearing
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