Here's one of them:
The Problem is Our Separation
God created us in His own image to have an abundant life. He did not make us as robots to automatically love and obey Him. God gave us a will and a freedom of choice. We chose to disobey God and go our own willful way. We still make this choice today. This results in separation from God. http://www.billygraham.org/SH_StepsToPeace.asp"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." —Romans 3:23 (NIV)
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." —Romans 6:23 (NIV)
However, the shortest blog post ever here got me thinking (and the responses that followed).
"True or False: Sin Separates us from God"
I believe Rom 8:35-39 may apply… nothing can separate me from the love of God.
When I rule my life by going my selfish way (sin… like the prodigal son) I can distance myself from participating in the kingdom of God…
But God is all powerful... He has the ability to reach out to us even when we are sinners…. while we were sinners, Christ died for us...
Jesus was a friend of sinners. It’s not like sin creates a gulf that God himself can not cross to reach across to love sinners... and that was the perception I've had in the past. I thought God was incapable of loving sinners because of his Holiness. My love isn't even as pure as God's, yet I am capable of loving my kids when they sin against me... I don't think we should limit God's love this way.
Sin separates us from God?
True – when we sin we separate ourselves from God’s ways.
False – God's love can always reach out to us.