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The essence of my Christianity




   What is the essence of my Christianity?  At bottom it is 
   faithfulness to God, obedience to God.  Just as a son is 
   faithful and obedient to a father that he respects and loves, 
   so I am faithful and obedient to God.  For God is a father to 
   me.  He has always been one.  He has taken care of me.  It is 
   to him that I have turned in my times of trouble (he is the 
   only one you can turn to in times of real trouble).  So, for 
   me, the heart of my religion is faithfulness.  God has always 
   been good to me and I am faithful to him.  I know his values.  
   I know what he wants of me.  I know he loves justice, fairness, 
   decency, goodness, integrity and righteousness.  I know I 
   cannot be faithful to him and go against these values.  I am 
   constrained by my faithfulness to him to do what is right.  I 
   am constrained to obedience.  He is my lord.  I am his servant.  
   I have made my commitment to him.  I am determined to be 
   faithful to my commitment.  I know that as long as I am 
   faithful to him he will be faithful to me.  I know that as long 
   as I am a good son to him he will be a good father to me.  That 
   is my faith.  It is the most basic operating principle within 
   me.  It is what gives me life, confidence and strength. 


   June 1987


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