I was surprised that I have written over 200 blogs already! I would like to occasionally revisit some of these blogs to improve their contents.
Life is like calculus problem. Knowing about the final destination (afterlife) may not get you there. If you go back to calculus in high school or college, remember when you had the answer to the problem from the back of the book. You knew the answer, but you had to write down the steps to how you got the answer. In life, the truths are given to you by your religion, like the formulas and theorems that were given to you to solve the calculus problems. You have to apply these truths to get you to your final destination (afterlife).
But some people may never reach their destination of heaven or heaven on earth. Some may never receive God’s truth. Others may have God’s truth, but may not be able to utilize these truths because of the evils (greed, arrogance, and self love) in their minds.
I believe this is why, some followers and religious leaders fall from grace. They know God’s truths like the theorems and formulas of math. But because they have evil (greed, arrogance, and self love) in their hearts, they are not able to apply God’s truth when circumstances and challenges appear before them. They espouse God’s truth in public, but take the short path of greed, arrogance and self-love.
It is the person who goes through his or her life applying God’s truth that finally gets to experience salvation, or joyous life. It is the selfish person that will have difficulty attaining this salvation. Like the calculus problem, both know the answer, but only one gets there.