Does Our Religious Orientation Choose Us?

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I would say it depends on...

Whether or not your life leads you to believe in original sin--we are inherently broken; we only possess a fragment of the image of God that was instilled in us at creation; we are born needing redemption. Then there is the question of whether or not we suddenly decide it is time to reject thousands of years of Judeo-Christian understandings. Furthermore, my own personal experience has been that redemption did not constrict me with rules but rather turned me loose in the wide open space of God's amazing grace.

betsy 253 days ago

Jesus was a redemptionist.

But Jesus did call people sinners and he did tell the adulterous woman to "go and sin no more". He never once affirmed our sinful lives, he offered redemption and change. The incarnation was to bring redemption.

Scott 253 days ago

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