Sunday, July 6, 2014

Heavenly fatherliness #6 - Allowing differences

According to popular wisdom, a good father accepts that his children are not like him.

I've been told that God knows we are imperfect and mortal, but we are his children and can become like him through the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. So even though we're not like Our Old Man, we can be if we just drink the Kool-Aid. If we don't become perfect through Christ, we will be alienated from God. That's the rub - conformity to his perfection is absolutely essential. If you are not perfect, as he is, you do not qualify for his highest kingdom.

He sounds like the Worst Dad in the Universe to me.

*These attributes represent the popular thoughts of Ask Men’s Jullian Marcus,’s Tanya Tringali, and Open Talk Magazine’s Glenn Silvestre as per their respective articles on what makes a good father.

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