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Who Said That?

"God created us in His own image to have an abundant life. He did not make us as robots to automatically love and obey Him. God gave us a will and a freedom of choice.  We chose to disobey God and go our own willful way. We still make this choice today. This results in separation from God."

Leave your guess in the comments section below.  Please, no google searches or cheating.  Answer to follow in one week.

Reader Comments (16)

Joel Osteen?
February 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterinwoolee
Norman Geisler
February 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAdam
Bill Bright?
February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDavid
William P. Young, author of "The Shack"
February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephen Sutton
How many cliche's can you cram into five short sentences? It's been a while, is this from the "Four Spiritual Laws" tract?
February 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
This is from the "Peace With God" tract.
February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMark
Someone wise -- it's all true!
February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMark Pertuit
Chuck Smith of Calvary Chapel?
February 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdsanger
If I didn't know better, I would say you have been reading the last email I got from my Dad! This one is tough, it could be almost anybody... Is it from the study notes in a Bible?
February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHowie
Billy Graham
February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCharles S
Adam beat me to it, Norman Geisler.
February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd I. Cadle
Joel Osteen
February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTiminator
Billy Graham
February 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMark
"How many cliche's can you cram into five short sentences? It's been a while, is this from the "Four Spiritual Laws" tract? "

I should clarify. As far as it goes, what Kim's quote says is true, but the emphasis is not where I would like to see it. Should we really say we're made for "an abundant life"?

I see it going either to a discussion of free will that will end up with the fallen descendants of Adam being "only mostly dead", or to a tract written from the same assumption.
February 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
I'm surprised no one has guessed Rick Warren yet. So I will - Rick Warren.
February 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSean
I could have said every word in a youth talk, I fear. And as has been pointed out, it's all true (Eden was abundant life; freedom of the will as part of the Imago Dei). It's just that "separation from God" isn't quite "brings us under God's wrath" and the statement opens the door to denying original sin. Or am I losing the plot? I'm going to really take a risk - it was Kim Riddlebarger at some previous stage in his career.
February 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephen

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