The Christian life, or indeed things to do with the Christian life, can be paradoxical, verge on being paradoxical, or sometimes paradox-like when compared.
There is the paradox that the Christian life is hard to live – but it’s easy.
Faith can only be the size of a grain of mustard seed, yet it can remove mountains.
Without Faith it is impossible to please God, yet He can help us in our unbelief.
No man can see God and live. Yet He appeared for all to see, in the Person of His Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ.
God wants us to be aware that we have sinned. Yet He is willing to take our sin away.
The gospel message is both profound and simple, yet aspects of it are beyond our human understanding.
All other religions have some commendable points, yet they are anathema, if they do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as The Son of God, come in the flesh, who alone, along with His Father is to be worshipped.
All the good deeds a person can do will not change the very nature of their heart, and it’s capability of transgression.
When followers of Christ tell you to come and follow Jesus – they drive you away into incredulity – when they don’t live up to the standards they proclaim. Yet it is their very failures that drove them to Christ in the first place. And will continue to do so.
Some might even lay down their life for a friend – but…
Romans 5:8 New King James Version (NKJV)
8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.