More than one person has explained the gospel to me like this: If you want to gain eternal life and avoid eternal torment, you must obey all of the commandments in the Torah. There are a lot of them. Rabbis have counted them. And while there is some disagreement, the standard model of things-you-must-do-to-gain-eternal-life-and-avoid-eternal-punishment includes following 613 commandments straight from the mouth of God. And no one could possibly keep all of them. You certainly couldn’t. You don’t even try. You eat bacon cheeseburgers. You think lustful thoughts. You don’t keep the sabbath. All of us have broken the…
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