Come to the Father
Lou Blossâ€™ book investigates three critical questions and the one answer they share. He writes simply, directly, and invites the readers to consider the basis for their beliefs. The book is aimed at both non-Christians and believers who want a better understanding of their faith.
Humanity has carried with it throughout recorded history a longing to get back to the place it was before it made that deal with the Devil. Mankind was created to reside in Eden, but we are locked out and canâ€™t return. Itâ€™s a theme that echoes throughout every cultureâ€™s literature, music, and language. We are lost, and we feel it individually. We want a way back to Eden.
Humanity was also deceived. There are plenty of murder mysteries which center around a life taken, the lies which cover up the tracks of the killer, and the maze of deceit that is explored before the truth is uncovered. Truth is something hidden. When we were created, it was all humanity experienced. Nobody heard a lie until the Devil spoke through the serpent. Research into human behavior has shown that children begin to lie around three years of age. They are given a question and asked to answer it. There are no consequences for lying, but many lie anyway. It would appear we lie because we can, yet we hate to be told a lie. We desire the truth. Instead of encountering it moment by moment, we have to search for it.
Humanity also died. We werenâ€™t created to die. We were created to live in harmony with each other and in communion with God. God enjoys us. We should enjoy God. But we are in opposition to him. We are separated from him. We are dead spiritually, and each day our bodies take another step on the path that ends in death. Itâ€™s not right. We were meant to live.
God knows our predicament. He knows what humanity did and what it continues to do. He knows we want a way home, we want the truth, and we want to live. He knows we canâ€™t get any of that by ourselves, so he makes it possible for us to find the way, hear the truth, and get new life.