The Mystery of Human Life, according to guy on street…[part 1]

I have been hanging out the last two days with a 12 year old boy and a 8 year old girl. You leanr a lot about yourself when faced with such an impossible dicodamy. How do you entertain and enrich the two without boring them or just being lame.

By the grae of God and the fact these kids are great kids I survived. In the course of this journey we went to the Louisville Science Center, IMAX, the Louisville Waterfront, Chuck E. Cheese’s, the Louisville Zoo, and Kozy Shack. While on Main Street waiting for the science center to open I was given a pamplet by a polite gentleman. I knew it was a religious tract and I also knew I needed something to read, so I took the pamplet.

This is what the pamphlet says…

Have you ever wondered why you are living in this world and what the purpose of your life is? There are six keys that unlock this mystery.

Thank God! In fact have been wondering what all this is about and went to seminary to try and figure something out. I wish I had discovered these six keys before the waste of time called seminary. I am also glad there are six easy to follow steps to unlock the mystery of life. If it were seven or eight I would be out of here. Since there are only six then I have time to read on. On a side note, you are screwed if you do not read English, as we all know God only saves in English and delivers divine words on street corners early in the morning.

1. God’s Plan

God desires to express Himself [note the respect paid in capitalizing Him. God likes respect paid to him so he feels exalted. So make sure to praise him and glorify He-God] through man (Romans 8:29). For his purpose, He created man in His own image (Gen 1:26). Just as a glove is made in the image of a hand to contain a hand, so alos man is made in the image of God to contain God. By receiving God as his content, man can express God (2 Cor. 4:7)

This is all fine and dandy. JIm Dandy even. Unless you are OJ Simpson. We all know that if the glove don’t fit you must…aquite!

2.Man

To fulfill His plan, God made man as a vessel (Rom. 9:21-24). This vessel has three parts: body, soul, and spirit (1 Thes. 5:23). The body contacts and receives the things of the physical realm. The soul, the mental faculty, contacts and receives the things of the psychological realm. And the human spirit, the innermost part of man, was made to contact and receive God Himself (John 4:24). Man was created not merely to contain food in his stomach, or to contain knowledge in his mind, but to contain God in spirit (Eph. 5:18)

So if I understand I am to contain God. I am a God in a Box? I am not sure I want to sign up for that…Also there are only two parts of man, anyone knows that man and they cannot think with both at once.

3. Man’s Fall

But before man could receive God as life into his [sorry ladies, actually y’all have nothing to worry about since He-God’s only enemy is man] spirit, sin entered into him (Rom. 5:12). Sin deadened his spirit (Eph. 2:1), made him an enemy of God in his mind (Col. 1:21), and transmuted his body into sinful flesh (Gen. 6:3; Rom. 6:12). Thus, sin damaged all three parts of man, alienating him from God. In this condition, man could not receive God.

So according to this logic man is the root of sin. I worry that this gives far to much agency to creation to thwart the perfected, good created order. I need more here. So we cannot receive God because we are sinful. So how do I get your He-God to accept me? Is this a case where I need to send flowers, candy, do extra chores, or go to counseling? I will…I am not sure it will help. He-God seems pretty angry and His feelings are hurt.

There are three more keys to be shared. I am tired so tomorrow I will share the other three. May He-God and She-God, and bland-God or Exciting- Savage-God or just plain old GOD bless you and keep you.

2 thoughts on “The Mystery of Human Life, according to guy on street…[part 1]

  1. Andrej says:

    Please… I can’t wait any longer. First i spent a crap load of money on seminary. Still not having the answers I joined up on a PhD program!

    6 easy steps…. this is way to big to ‘take a break… i am tired’. Pappan… you owe the world the last three steps. Otherwise i am stuck half way between here and there… i guess you could say i am stuck in a synthetic purgatory.

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