I’m Obliged – Romans 1:14-15 (ESV)

Somewhere in all this murkiness is the truth.

“14 I am under obligation both to the Greeks and to Barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish. 15 So I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome,” – Romans 1:14-15

Yes, I’m obliged. I have pledged my duty to spread the word of God and the teachings of Christ Jesus. I am now required to the best of my abilities to do so.

Many people have closed eyes and ears in our age. Many have decided that God is a fantasy and Jesus was merely a great man of his time.

Before I made my pledge to God, I too had many questions and much research to do to gain understanding of this “Business of God”. Is it all nonsense or is it real? After careful and continuing inquiry I concluded it was very real, but boy did it lack clarity. That led to a deep dive into the history of the church and it’s writings to discern where and why things got muddy.

Somewhere in all this murkiness is the truth.

We’re taught not to question God and Christ. Just believe. And from this we develop the all too human emotion of fear. Fear of God against our own thoughts, emotions, experiences, etc. But by nature and design we are inquiring animals. I too had this fear until I reasoned that God wanted me to ask Him questions. If I was asking Him, then surely I believed in Him. It wasn’t a challenge, just a desire to know more and be closer hence forth. And I was correct…

So, as I continue to expound my thoughts on God and Christ, let me say I do so with a sincere heart to clear the smoke that clouds The Way. My hope is to be a catalyst for your own personal journey, with me or without me.

I’m no leader, but maybe I’m a tiny lighthouse with a few answers for those seeking wisdom in a stormy world. Come inside, have a beer, a glass of wine, a cup of tea or a glass of water – or just have a seat and chat for awhile.

We have much to discuss…

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