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