The Impossible Gospel

In order to get B, I first need to do A. I can’t do A. But that’s OK, that is why B is offered to me. (Repeat ad infinitum)

In order to receive the atonement, I need to conquer all my sin. I can’t conquer all my sin. But that’s OK, that’s why the atonement is offered to me. (Repeat ad infinitum)

In order to receive grace, I need to do all I can do. I can’t do all I can do. But that’s OK, that’s why grace is offered to me. (Repeat ad infinitum)

This is madness. This is not gospel.

closeup photo of sliced pie on white ceramic saucer

“In order to eat my dessert, I need to first eat dinner. I can’t eat all my dinner, but that’s OK, that’s why we have dessert.”

If a child spoke this way at the dinner table, we would say, “You’re not thinking clearly.”