The human condition

February 14, 2020 · Print This Article

Amid what has been variously described as a “bloodbath” and being “thrown under a bus” Sajid Javid has gone. In his resignation letter, the former Chancellor said he could not accept the Prime Minister’s conditions to fire his team of special advisors.

Conditions have been a part of the human way of doing things for centuries. Conditions of employment. Conditions of marriage. Conditions of business. Conditions of life and death. Some of the world’s great religions have even made the afterlife conditional. A person cannot be admitted into paradise unless their good deeds outweigh their bad, or if the deity concerned deems them worthy. Or both.

Christianity is different. It tells us there is nothing we can do to prevent our inevitable and permanent deaths. That sounds like bad news but there is great news with it: Jesus has already done everything we need to have eternal life.1

Turn to Jesus; he’s all we need. Even though we humans are in a critical condition, his love is unconditional.

Peter Mill

Peter is editor-in-chief at Because

1The Bible: Ephesians 2:9 (NIRV)
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