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One of the stories that my grandfather used to tell is about when I was going to have my adnoids out.   Apparently I told him “I’m going to have my hemroids out, but I’m not sure how that is going to help me breath better.”  We all misunderstand things from time to time don’t we.  One of the saddest things is when someone misunderstands Christianity.  Over the years I’ve heard people sum up the Bible’s teaching as “If you’re good you go to heaven if you’re bad you don’t.”   This is NOT true.  The bible teaches that we have all sinned.  Yes, we’re made in the image of God but we’re also born in the image of Adam and have a broken sinful nature.  Despite our brokenness, sinfulness and rebellion God loves us and sent His Son to die on the cross for our sins.  None of us are good enough to earn heaven.  None of us deserve heaven but he offers it to us anyway.  Moralism is a dead end.  Christianity is the hope of the world!

Under His Mercy,

Derek Dickinson, Minister

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