As I understand It – 1 John 1:7 (NIV)

7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

For Your Consideration – The Means

September 4, 2012

A. “The end justifies the means” is a phrase which means that if you have a goal, it does not matter how you reach it, as long as you reach it. For example, say that your goal is to get an A on a test. If you believe that the end justifies the means, cheating on the test to get the A does not matter to you. All that matters is that you got the A. And you cheat!

B. “The end DOES NOT justify the means” is a phrase that means that you must take a proper/moral route to reach your goal. You cannot break the rules or do anything bad or dishonest to reach your goal. If you wish to get an A on a test and you believe that the end DOES justify the means, you would probably study harder or more and use other legitimate means to get the A on the test. You cannot do bad to get to a good outcome.

C. As only God knows the end from the beginning we can never know that our goal will be met by use of any means, unjust means. Therefore, the means must always reign supreme over the end. Hence, The Way.

    Christianity and Christ are often called The Way. We accept Jesus as Lord
and He shows us the way we are to live.
    Living as He demonstrated and instructed, is to be considered the Christian
    Forgiveness is easy to understand if we take The Way as a route on which we
should travel and remain.
    We pay the toll of confession and repentance to reenter with the ticket of
    Having been re-grafted into The Way does not certify readiness to lead, it
only allows unimpeded travel.

Matthew 7:14(KJV) 14Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.