Sunday, May 04, 2014

Good Life, Good Death



author's note:

"We shall overcome..."
    -- from "I'll Overcome Some Day" by Charles Tindley


GOOD LIFE, GOOD DEATH

At the end
I think I'll have courage enough
not to fight to prolong a life
no longer needed

because in this life
I've fought and fought
to overcome my fear
of what feels overwhelming...

I'm talking about freedom:

I've warred within
in order to win
those good deaths
I needed

which also meant
I battled to reject
enticing confinements
that would have been
bad deaths for me.

So in the end
I think I'll have the strength
to release a good life
and embrace a good death.


© 2014, Michael R. Patton
myth steps: the blog

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1 Comments:

Blogger Steve Finnell said...

CHILDREN OF GOD?


Does the term"Children of God" include all mankind, regardless of religious belief? Is universal salvation a factual concept? God loves everyone, however, there are requirements and conditions to be accepted as "Children of God."

John 1:12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name.

Only those who believe in Jesus have the right to become children of God.

Galatians 3:26-27 For you are sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.

It is through faith in Christ and being baptized into Christ that men become children of God.

Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.

Those who have believed in Jesus and have been baptized are "children of God."

Acts 4:10-12 let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead---by this name this man stands here before you in good health. 11 He is the stone which was rejected by you, the builders, but which became the chief corner stone. 12 And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.

Only those who have been washed by the blood of Jesus Christ are "children of God."

ALL OF US ARE NOT GOD'S CHILDREN!

THERE IS NO UNIVERSAL SALVATION!


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