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the WAY the TRUTH the LIFE by Rick-Kills-Pencils the WAY the TRUTH the LIFE by Rick-Kills-Pencils
I have been wanting to draw this exact photo of Christ since I started drawing 2 years ago! I finally found this screen shot from the movie The Passion [link]
For me, it was the best, most human expression he had, as he stated, "You know that I am the way, the truth, and the life" (John 14:6)

You guessed it…I’m a believer! I love Him! His word says, "This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an propitiating sacrifice for our sins" (1 John 4:10). It's our response to Him first loving us, that even gives us a chance of loving Him back, and until you understand that He loves you perfectly, accepts you just as you are, forgave you completely on the cross, offers you spiritual life along with his righteousness and holiness, then there is no way in the world for you to love Him back.

He's my spiritual LIFE, my savior and my best friend! He is my source of strength, and I believe he gave me the ability to draw, so I could eventually bring glorify to Him…somehow? Of course, He left it up to me to practice, and I didn’t want to draw this until I felt like I could do Him justice :D

For those who have NEVER heard the FULL gospel, or only heard a “half Gospel”, or all you ever heard was that God’s mad at you, or God is on some type of swivel chair, then you NEED to check this out here: [link]

Also visit www.RealAnswers.net

I usually freak people out when I tell them I hate religion! I do, but guess what, so does Jesus! I’m talking about man-made religion. Christianity is NOT a religion, although people made it one. It's supposed to be a personal relationship with our creator. Religion is nothing but traditions, smoke, mirrors, candles, robes, sermons in Latin you can't say amen to (no offense to my Latin friends) but most of all…LEGALISM, which is modern day Galatianism! I usually go to Bedside Baptist church with Pastor Pillow, (That’s a funny way of saying I usually don’t go to church :D:D HA), because I can’t find a good church that understands the full GRACE message, and the NEW COVENANT (testament) we stand under today. There is SO much false teaching out there it makes me sick!!

For those who judge Christianity based on the ability of your neighbor to behave, or to NOT be a hypocrite, it’s a real mistake! Christ is not real to me because of all the neat and wonderful Christians I see (very few and me included), He is real to me because I FIRST chose to believe, and He THEN gave me evidence for my Free Will CHOICE to first believe. He also changed my life, which was no easy task, ha! I’ve been around the block! I have struggled with everything a person can struggle with in this life, and over time, He set me free! You see, God works completely opposite to “the world”. The “world” says, “show me, and THEN I will believe”. OR “I will believe it when I see it with my own two eyes”. However, God says, “Believe, and THEN I WILL SHOW YOU”. Kinda like when Indiana Jones took that step of faith, and THEN the bridge appeared :D:D Give it a try. You have absolutely NOTHING to loose! Oh wait, I guess you do?!?

7-1/2 x 6 inches
about 10 hours
Bristol Smooth
H, HB, B, 2B, 3B

The ENLARGED VIEW is larger than the actual size of the drawing. For a BIGGER CLOSE UP on the details...click DOWNLOAD

NO pencils were harmed in the making of this drawing! :D:D
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EtaniaVII Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!!
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Rick-Kills-Pencils Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANKS so MUCH!! :D:D
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19as93 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish I could draw like you. Amazing works :)
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Rick-Kills-Pencils Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!! :D
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19as93 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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Mongrel714 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
How wonderful! Your message is so true, If more people would just look beyond the organized religions out there that are formed for mostly "Profit" and look to the real message of JESUS, I too miss a lot of church services mainly for the judgmental folks (My son and I both have long hair) and the monetary issues with most churches, but I am a christian and have my own relationship with JESUS, I'm getting off my soapbox now! :), Thank you for this message, it really means a lot at this time in my life to read good news like this and see such fantastic artwork also!
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Rick-Kills-Pencils Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!! :D I hear you brother! Check out www.RealAnswers.net
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Whytegriffin Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! I'm always a little jealous of people who cans draw like this ;)
I love your disclaimer about the pencils at the end :)
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Rick-Kills-Pencils Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!! :D
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anakalivas Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012   General Artist
this is glorious!!! what a talent you're blessed with!
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