A thought just entered my mind very recently :newidea: . I was thinking, isnt our relationship with God comparable (basically speaking, of course) to school. What I mean is, have you ever had a teacher who during the first class, said something like: “Okay guys, I want you to know that everyone in my class starts of with an A+, so therfore if you don’t perform, follow the class rules or meet my standards your grade will be lower. But otherwise you will maintain the A+.”
Isnt that above example a bit like the Christian (and probably others’) view of salvation? I mean since Jesus made the perfect sacrifice 2000 yrs ago, when each person was born from then on, he/she was pretty much guaranteed Heaven (considering that Limbo is no longer a theory taught by the Church). Therefore, isnt it a bit depressing when one thinks that since we were born, the only way we can go is downward, so to speak, unless one was able to maintain the innocence of a very young child? Or put in another way, a great deal of people will not maintain that level of perfection in the sight of God during their lives as they were as an infant.