On The Topic Of Grace
"The Good News (gospel) means we can stop lying to ourselves. The sweet sound of amazing grace saves us from the necessity of self deception. It keeps us from denying that though Christ was victorious, the battle with lust, greed, and pride still rages within us. As a sinner who has been redeemed, I can acknowledge that I am often unloving, irritable, angry and resentful with those closest to me. I don't need to apply spiritual cosmetics to make myself presentable to Him."
"When I get honest, I admit that I am a bundle of paradoxes: I believe and I doubt, I hope and get discouraged, I love and I hate, I feel bad about feeling good, I feel guilty about not feeling guilty, I am trusting and suspicious, I am honest and I still play games. Aristotle said I am a rational animal. I say that I am an angel with an incredible capacity for beer."
So, what do you make of Manning's comments? Thanks for conversing!