Pete Greig

‘Created’ is the first verb in the Bible, and the primary thing we know about God is that he creates. To be made in God’s image is therefore to be creative. To be filled with his Spirit is to overflow with his imagination and celebration. To be a Christian is to live positively and not destructively, to make ugly things beautiful, and to make chaos meaningful.

Bob Guier

Jesus was not crucified for being nice. He was crucified for being bold and confrontational. Don’t misunderstand. He was the kindest person who ever lived, but he wasn’t a sap. He knew when kindness and empathy were called for, but he also knew when it was time to get in someone’s face and tell them the truth. God has not called us to be nice. He has called us to be good. Nice people never confront evil and error; good people do.

Harold Eberle

Because we have a free will, some people become good and others bad, but everyone has faults. With this view we tend to see society’s advancement as a struggle between good and evil. When the righteous rise up, good prevails. When the unrighteous rule, evil prevails. This means the moral and spiritual progress of humanity is not only dependent upon what God is doing in the world, but also what people do. The conditions of the earth are very much dependent upon us.

Harold Eberle
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