Four knee operations ended his football career sophomore year. He became an award winning writer for the student newspaper, graduating in with a B.
Lessons from the Fall--Effects of Depravity
Later he acquired an MBA. In , almost nine years after their first date, he married Diana, his high school sweetheart During this long courtship, he was unapologetic in his need to enjoy sex with other women. In what could have been fatal, he engaged in death wish behaviors. Guilt related to his mother's suffering haunted him When married, MJ wrote a detailed plan to avoid "a lifelong sentence of mediocrity. His family would be priority 1.
The Depravity of Man
Early on it was a brutal, depressing struggle. Memories of his mother's suffering and his wife's encouragement kept him going.
In because of his childhood experience and new family he quit drinking alcohol for over nineteen years. His resume includes being an award-winning writer at Denver Magazine, and at the much praised Rocky Mountain Magazine. He went on to marketing success at global advertising-PR, marketing firms, and a leading animal health non-profit. Still married and a faithful husband for close to years, he believes his proudest achievements are his wife Diana, two children, their families, and an expanding number of grandchildren.
A strong proponent of Catholic school education, MJ believes all religion is good that teaches people to be good, yet he has come to the conclusion God does not exist.
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Sunday Service. Regular Activities. Other Ministries. This Week. Lessons from Nehemiah — uncovering foundations and rebuilding walls — renewal of the church in our day Text from Nehemiah: Neh. Chesterton responded simply: Dear Sir, I am. Yours, G. Chesterton The Bible teaches that what's wrong is on the inside and the answer lies on the outside.
holdfast: School lessons in depravity
He was Nathanael, a perfectly honest man, proving that human beings can have unspoiled faculties. Calvinists say that "fallen nature" is passed on from Adam and Eve to the newborn through all generations. When Adam and Eve, our first ancestors, committed the sin of eating the forbidden fruit, they They being the root of all mankind, the guilt of this sin was imputed and the same death in sin and corrupted nature conveyed to all their posterity descending from them by ordinary generation.
Jesus and Paul disagree with that. They believe people are born without moral corruption or "sinful nature", but become victims of moral pollution and contagious sin. Paul pictures human depravity in Romans The people were not depraved by nature, but deliberately perverted what was good in their nature and knowledge.
They chose to exchange good for evil, truth for lies. Romans tells us how sin spreads: "Through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned Look again at Romans It says, "Death spread to all men, because all sinned".
A person who has never yielded to enticements to commit sin, is not dead in sin, and death in sin is spread by contagion, not heredity. People deceive others into committing sin. Matthew Jesus went on to declare woe upon anyone who "causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin", and he warns, "Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father These children had a capacity , not a disability.
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