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requirements, he gave his life on the cross to pay for our sins, so that his requirements could be
met, and we can return to the relationship that he intended us to have with him.
Nothing we do will ever surprise or impress God and there is nothing that we can say or do,
that would ever affect God's favour towards us. The Bible makes this clear. Many people see
the Bible as a Book full of rules which strips you of your own choices - a set of laws that would
stifle your lifestyles and put you in a cage. Many people also see failure from our side as
reason for punishment. This is the foundation of most religious beliefs. Religion requires
people to commit themselves to rules, rituals and tradition and to do exactly as a specific
religion prescribes. All religions, except Christianity, are based on the work that people do to
earn favour with their deities. The Bible clearly declares in the passages above that no person
will be justified in God's eyes by attempting to keep his laws; yet many people still think that
they can prove God wrong. Instead, God knows that we are unable to keep his laws, but loves
us with such passion, that he gave himself to us in the body of the Lord Jesus Christ, who lived
a sinless life and died for our sins on the cross - paying our debt to God on our behalf - the only
sacrifice that would be acceptable in God's eyes. God's only requirement of us is to accept his
gift to us and to re-establish the intimate relationship that was lost, when Adam sinned. There
are no rules to obey, no rituals to perform and no traditions to keep. Implying that we can earn
God's favour through rituals or by keeping to certain rules, is a warped view, instilled by our
Heb 10:5 - 10 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and
offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: In burnt offerings and
sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume
of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. Above when he said, Sacrifice
and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldes t not, neither hadst
pleasure therein; which are offered by the law; Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy
will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. By the
which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for
Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities,
against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual
wickedness in high places.