"Cree en el Señor Jesucristo y seras salvo." ~Hechos 16.31
"Jesucristo es el mismo ayer, y hoy, y por los siglos."~Hebreos 13.8
"Nosotros amamos, porque él nos amo primero."~I Juan 4.19
"¡Gloria a Dios en las alturas! ¡Paz en la tierra entre los hombres que gozan de su favor!"~Lucas 2.14
"Porque por gracia son salvos por medio de la fe."~Efesos 2.8
Look 'em up if you want the translations. In order: Acts, Hebrews, I John, Luke, and Ephesians. I have more; I'm just saving them for later. If you want Greek or Hebrew, I have to talk to Micah. If you want much else in Spanish, I gotta find a Spanish-English Bible. It's pretty cool memorizing Scripture in Spanish. Makes you think more about what you're saying, because you're having to think about every word in your head as you translate it.
"L-rd, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live in your holy hill? He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart and has no slander on his tongue, who does his neighbor no wrong and casts no slur on his fellow man, who despises a vile man but honors those who fear the L-rd, who keeps his oath even when it hurts, who lends his money without usury and does not accept a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never be shaken."
I don't really like being asked to interpret Scripture. So often we try to make difficult what is written plainly before our eyes. That's why when I post these I don't interpret it for you. The Scripture speaks for itself. But, like all books (and yes, I realize that Scripture is composed of more than one book, but they are all entertwined, just as a series of books written would all correlate with one another), you cannot take one sentence or one chapter, or even one part by itself. You must take into account the whole book. Nor can you take any one book out of a series and say "this is all there is to know," when there is the entire rest of the set you are forgetting.
How hard is it to see that Scripture has only one message repeated throughout sixty-six volumes over a period of several thousand years, and the story never deviates? It works pretty much like this:
G-d made the universe and everything in it. He made man. Man rebelled against G-d, bringing sin (which is defiance against G-d) into the world. G-d punished man. G-d delivered man. Man returned to G-d. Relationship between G-d and man is restored. Man rebels against G-d. G-d punished man. G-d delivered man.Man returns to G-d. Relationship between G-d and man is restored. Man rebels against G-d...
See a pattern developing here???? Before anyone asks "So how does the cycle end," let me finish. It will end. Sin, death, evil, and all their followers will be destroyed. My point??? Might try breaking the "man rebels" stage, because on the day He returns to put an end to all this madness, it'll be too late.