Not for God
Jesus was the perfect sacrifice. This does not mean that God required the sacrifice of Jesus. It was not God who required it, but man.
When many of us read scripture, we see the many sacrifices made by God’s people and we assume that this was because required this of them. But the Bible does not say this. In fact, it says quite the opposite. For example, in Psalms 51:17:
My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise. [NIV]
In Part 1, we talked about the atonement and why we need to understand this so that we can understand what it means to us. We’ll now look at the explanation given by most mainstream evangelical churches, and see how how well it is supported in scripture.
Part 1 – How could a violent act, perpetrated against a single man over 2,000 years ago, have any relevance to us today?
Believers and non-believers alike have asked this question for almost as long as that. Why? Because the answer can tell us an infinite amount about who God is and what he’s like.
“The mystery of the cross I cannot comprehend“, laments Christian songwriter, Pat Sczebel. Haven’t we all pondered this thought at some time? But there is no great mystery here at all. Nothing is hidden from us–it is the most important piece of news in the history of the world, and it’s all in the Bible.
In my previous article, I described a quick and easy way to get a Kubernetes cluster up and running on your local machine. Hopefully by now, you’ve had a chance to try this out, created and deployed a few Docker containers, and are now convinced that containers are the way to go!
Continue reading “Setting Up a Containerised App Pipeline”
In the beginning there were containers. Mostly Docker containers, but there were others too. Containers were great, but left to themselves, they were no more than individual musicians, without a conductor to hold them together or even a real orchestra to perform in. It was easy enough to get one container to do one thing well, but it was difficult to get them to play together.
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