Why is it so hard for people to accept that Jesus died for our sins?
I do understand why people today do not want to sacrifice their over indulgence and sin. It's glorified everywhere!
I personally look to the scripture for "Fire Insurance"
Side note: I was born a heathen until I met Tony (see cross post below from TGR)
What I learned on my summer vacation (Epic)
So while I was working down in New Zealand for the summer, I had a co-worker named Tony who kept quiet and to himself. I on the other hand was a loud cocky American who boasted about snowboarding in Jackson Hole and Valdez Alaska. Another co-worked noted that Tony was quite the “shit-hot” snowboarder himself. “You should go riding with Tone sometime” my worker buddy insisted. It seemed unlikely that this meek guy could rip because every time I tried to impress upon him to get radical he declined. He didn’t like to drink or party.
Then one day someone pointed out an unbelievable line through the rocks. I couldn’t believe it, it was so sick and sketch at the same time. They said it was Tony’s. He was the type to go at it alone. Humm, I need to ride with this guy I thought.
Soon after I was hearing all the hype about Tony, we hooked up for a run and a hike. I followed him to someplace he said he had gone before. While I followed in his every footstep I couldn’t help but to fear for where we were going. I’m not much of a mountain goat but my God, this was an extreme place we were going. The exposure to this peak was the gnarliest I had ever seen in New Zealand. I was getting scared shitless. When we reached the peak this is what I saw:
Tony’s mission in life is to follow in Jesus’ footsteps every step of the way. He is truly righteous, more so than anybody I've ever met. So here I was trying to follow in his path. What I felt was unlike anything I have ever felt since. Who did I think I was to try and follow in such a righteous path? How would I fair at the right hand of the Father? I was a heathen and a sinner. I would be cast out of Heaven for my selfishness. How weak and humbled I felt. That’s what Tony revealed to me that day on the high peak so close to God and he did it without saying a single word. Look at the smile on his face. Is he saying that he is number one or is he pointing to the almighty?
Tony gave up snowboarding to pursue a greater goal, he now works here picking up the dead and dying off the streets of India.
Look at the line he did on the other face straight ahead. You can see a traverse to a 4 foot couloir which he said was so narrow that while he was pointing it through he had to narrow his shoulders. His board was scratching wall on both sides.