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Daniel of Doulogos Name:Daniel
Home: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
About Me: I used to believe that evolution was reasonable, that homosexuality was genetic, and that people became Christians because they couldn't deal with the 'reality' that this life was all there was. I used to believe, that if there was a heaven - I could get there by being good - and I used to think I was more or less a good person. I was wrong on all counts. One day I finally had my eyes opened and I saw that I was not going to go to heaven, but that I was certainly going to suffer the wrath of God for all my sin. I saw myself as a treasonous rebel at heart - I hated God for creating me just to send me to Hell - and I was wretched beyond my own comprehension. Into this spiritual vacuum Jesus Christ came and he opened my understanding - delivering me from God's wrath into God's grace. I was "saved" as an adult, and now my life is hid in Christ. I am by no means sinless, but by God's grace I am a repenting believer - a born again Christian.
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Saturday, August 02, 2008
Don't You Just Love God?
Sometimes I feel like a sack that has been filled to overflowing as I think on who God is and what He has done for His church. With no merit in ourselves with which to commend ourselves to Him, we are left with no other rational option but to accept that God loves us, not because of how perfect we try to be, but because He has decided, for His own purposes, to redeem us from the sin that, in spite of His love, condemns us. What a magnificent thing to give His own Son for our account, to redeem us, so that His love for us has already overcome our condemnation. To know that we stand in such profound grace to have such mighty promises recorded in scripture, and to know that God is faithful to keep them - it is a thing that we do not have enough life within us to spend in praise of Him.

How magnificent God is, how beyond compare. We love Him because He first loved us.

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