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Why Be Good
Posted: July 28, 2016 by Rob Voyle
I love the book of Ecclesiastes or Why be Good?
I work hard, I put in lots of effort, and it all will come to nothing, says the
I love the book of Ecclesiastes and the preacher's relentless refrain. Its the
I also love that the preacher never gives us an answer, he leaves it up to us to
We have to decide for ourselves whether to do good or do bad, live only for
The book of Ecclesiastes predates Christianity. In general Christians take a
Take a moment and imagine there is no heaven, no afterlife, and think of what
Now imagine there is an afterlife and think of what you will do today? Why will
Has your decision changed because you believe in an afterlife?
I was once teaching a class on St. Paul's belief in universal salvation. One of
For many Christians there is now an external motivation to do good. Doing good
If we are all going to the grave as the Preacher says, or to eternal salvation
I have a teacher, a man I appreciate deeply for his wisdom and compassion, who
I want to be like that. Without thought of some future reward to love and do
Why do you do good?
With hope that there would be more good in the world, because that would be
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