The ARC-ives

New ARC Logo symbol only 2But now God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses and the prophets long ago. We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. Romans 3:21-22

Christianity is the only religion in which its followers are required to do nothing in order to grow closer to God. This freedom is difficult. We are wired to try things our own way. We measure our lives by benchmarks: How much is in my retirement account? How successful is my business? What church/denomination do I attend? How often do I read the Bible? How is my prayer life? What religious rituals have I accomplished?

You can no doubt add to the list. We constantly strive to ‘do’…

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