By Steve McVey
Could many churchgoing Christians be getting a diluted Christianity—one that diminishes the loving, giving, personal God who presents the believer every thing in lifestyles? writer Steve McVey passionately yet unwittingly taught from the pulpit the very lies he now exposes. Forthrightly yet humbly, he exhibits how pastors and church buildings can prove distorting scriptural truths as a result of their preconceptions. starting up the Scriptures freshly, Steve examines standard difficulties similar to
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But sin, taking opportunity through the commandment, produced in me coveting of every kind; for apart from the Law sin is dead (Romans 7:7-8). The Law stimulates rebellion against the very thing it demands. So if you focus on how much you should love God, that command will condemn you and cause you to be filled with a sense of guilt. In fact, people often feel that they ought to love God more already. So why don’t they? They can’t. So what is the answer? ” It isn’t possible to love Him as we want to until we understand how much He loves us.
He simply meant that before he knew Christ, nobody had topped his sinning record. It was something he never forgot: As a Pharisee, he had persecuted Christians by putting them in prison even to death. After his experience on the road to Damascus, he never got over his sense of the amazing grace that saved him. Neither should we. Clarify Your Thinking The idea that you are just a sinner saved by grace is a lie. It falls far short of the truth of the New Testament, which repeatedly says that we are saints.
Instead, you can now walk in the confidence of knowing that your life isn’t defined by sin anymore, but by the righteousness of the Christ who has become your very life. It may sound good to say that our sins are under the blood of Jesus Christ, but it is a lie. The Bible says our sins have been taken away from us, forever, by the finished work of Christ at the cross. ” Note the focus of the man’s question here. He was asking about the Law. ” This is the great and foremost commandment (Matthew 27:37-38).
52 Lies Heard in Church Every Sunday. ...And Why the Truth Is So Much Better by Steve McVey