Comment: The Good, The Bad, and The Glory

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The Good, The Bad, and The Glory

“Bad can happen, each of us can be bad, that is the genuine fact, and so being good earns the good person all the credit (responsibility, accountability, in the face of measurable odds against being good) if not the glory.”

“…, and so being good earns the good person all the credit … if not the glory.”

“…the glory.”

Romans 3: 23For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

“Bad can happen, each of us can be bad, that is the genuine fact…”:

That is exactly right Joe, and that genuine fact that we can be bad causes to fall short of the glory that we earn by being good. No amount of good can make up for the good we lose when bad takes the place of good. That bad causes us to fall short of glory. And when a person can realize that that falling short is what separates them from God, then, and only then, is someone ready to receive God’s mercy.

• Titus 3:5 KJV
Not by works of righteousness which we have done , but according to his mercy he saved us,

We need God’s mercy because we fall short of God’s glory.

We cannot get to heaven on our own merit. We fall short. We can never undo bad that has been done. That time is gone and past. The only way to undo it is to be forgiven or in other words pardoned. We cannot be pardoned without Jesus Christ who is the Lamb of God. That is why Jesus gave his life for us. Because we are hopelessly short of God. So God, gave Himself for our shortness.
I am interested in Quigley’s Tragedy and Hope because his writings are like Machiavelli’s but document current events and the reasons for them…probably another book I will never read 
Before moving on to Private, which I am contemplating and also a little apprehensive, because how can I ever measure up to the definition of Public? I would like to ask a few questions. Regarding Public, that word can also refer to “the public” as in a group of people, or a group of people’s mindset; i.e. public mindset. Warren used public in that way often. So I am wondering how you feel about that. Were you only looking for the definition of public “things?”

Secondly, regarding public things, do you feel that private is somewhat opposite of public? Sometimes I’m inclined to think you might not like Private, because Public goes with Socialism and Private maybe not so much.,private :
1828 Definition
PRI'VATE, a. [L. privatus, from privo, to bereave, properly to strip or separate; privus, singular, several, peculiar to one's self, that is, separate; rapio, diripio, eripio; privo for perivo or berivo.]
1. Properly, separate; unconnected with others; hence, peculiar to one's self; belonging to or concerning an individual only; as a man's private opinion, business or concerns; private property; the king's private purse; a man's private expenses. Charge the money to my private account in the company's books.
2. Peculiar to a number in a joint concern, to a company or body politic; as the private interest of a family, of a company or of a state; opposed to public, or to the general interest of nations.
3. Sequestered from company or observation; secret; secluded; as a private cell; a private room or apartment; private prayer.
4. Not publicly known; not open; as a private negotiation.
5. Not invested with public office or employment; as a private man or citizen; private lift.
A private person may arrest a felon.
6. Individual; personal; in contradistinction from public or national; as private interest.
Private way, in law, is a way or passage in which a man has an interest and right, though the ground may belong to another person. In common language, a private way may be a secret way, one not known or public.
A private act or statute, is one which operates on an individual or company only; opposed to a general law, which operates on the whole community.
A private nuance or wrong, is one which affects an individual.
In private, secretly; not openly or publicly.
PRI'VATE, n. A secret message; particular business. [Unusual.]
1. A common soldier.