The False Price of Christian Membership

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Ah, the silly father’s of the early church. So lost so confused. So sad. They really mucked up a lot of things for the rest of us from the very beginning.

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Making yourself “sick with sin”?? The curious case of the paralytic at Bethesda.

Why does Christ heal one man of paralysis and warn him to “stop sinning”, and yet later he heals a blind man and teaches that infirmity is not the punishment for sin?

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How spoiled manna can teach us the beauty of death.

What if God, choosing to show his wrath and make his power known, bore with great patience the objects of his wrath—prepared for destruction?- Romans 9:22

This phrase still makes me pause, because I don’t have all that great of a relationship with the “fire and brimstone” God. God is love, not wrath.

But what then do we do with such a characterization of the Lord? Do we ignore it? Or do we mediate upon it until we can see the light of hope and love even within the darkest of passages.

I say the latter.

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