I am a Christian is my late 30's. I have 2 beautiful girls with my wife of 19 years. We were married when we were 17 and 18 years old. I love anything Disney especially going to Disneyland with my family. If you haven't been, go with children. It's like whole new experience living it through them.
In response to questions asked in "I am responsible for the delay in the RV"
Why did God change the rules from the Old Testament to the New Testament. The short answer is that He didn’t. He fulfilled the Old Covenant and ushered in a New Covenant. The Old Covenant state that “The wages of sin is death” and “Without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness of sin,” while the New Covenant states “Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.”
The long answer.
“The wages of sin is death”
We are not sinners because we are bad. We are sinners because are born that way. Adam was told that in the day he ate from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, he would surely die. Adam lived to be over 900 years old, so what died that day. It was his spirit that died to God. He no longer had a spiritual relationship with our Creator. You ask why we are all cursed because of Adam? Adam can only pass down to his children what he possesses. With Adam being cut off from the life of God, we inherit from Adam a spirit that is also dead to God.
“Without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness of sin”
God gave us the 10 Commandments so that we could try to live Godly but nobody was able to keep them. The Bible states that if you are guilty in one point of the law, you are guilty of the whole law. He then gave a sacrificial system that would atone for our transgressions, but the blood of bulls and goats can only cover sin, it can’t take them away. Even more than that though, it could never give us what we truly need, the Life of God in us again.
For the Law to be fulfilled, it required a death. Remember that the wages of sin is death. The problem is that nothing on earth had a life to be able to give to the Law. That is way Jesus came. He was born of the Spirit, meaning He was born with the Spirit of God in Him, not with the fallen nature of man. He was able to use His Life as a substitution to our own and laid it down for us on the cross. His sacrifice not only fulfilled the Law’s death requirement, it also took away the sins of the entire world. With sin’s death sentence gone, God is now able to give us His life again. An eternal life that cannot be taken away from us because sin that causes death has been taken away, never to be seen again.
“Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more”
Think of it this way. Sin is a cancer and it caused me to die. God came and gave me life again but didn’t remove the cancer that caused my death. So even though I was brought back to life, I will still die from the cancer. This is why God had to remove sin forever. He couldn’t give us eternal life until He dealt eternally with what causes death. This is why He died on a cross. To remove the cause of death so that we can be filled with His life, but we must come to Him to receive this life. All of our sins have been forgiven, all but one… unbelief. That’s because God can’t forgive unbelief. It must be repented of. The choice is ours. God wants to fill us with His life and live forever with Him in Heaven but that can only happen if we accept it.