Many Christians are regressing away from Grace and the promise of the New Testament back to the legalism and “us vs. them” mentality of the Old Testament.
Could you find meaning in the darkest experience of your life?
Could find a sliver of hope in the most repulsive betrayal?
Could you forgive the ones who hurt you and betrayed you?
Obey or die. Go along with the way things are or suffer the consequences. Fall in line and you’ll be fine. Step out of line and you’ll be sorry.
These directives are not reflective of the will of God as revealed through Yeshua the Anointed. They are reflective of the will of Man. God does not desire blind obedience through fear, but loyalty and trust in God through mutual love.
There’s really no way around it, no matter how much we want it to be so, my brothers and sisters: America has become anti-God, and until we can learn to love the least among us again, we are against the Lord Yeshua the Anointed Himself.
Because of my writings, I have been called a prophet and a heretic. Tragically, the only thing I haven’t been called is “old news”.
The sad reality is there is nothing new here. It only seems new because we’ve forgotten that it ever was in the first place.
Galatians 2 -
16. Yet we know that a person is made right with God by faith in Jesus Christ, not by obeying the law. And we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we might be made right with God because of our faith in Christ, not because we have obeyed the law. For no one will ever be made right with God by obeying the law.”
I hate being told what to do.
Even worse, I hate being told something is bad for me.
In my heady youth (18-23) my mantra was, “If it feels good, do it.” It’s my belief that if most people were honest with themselves, this is pretty much a universal tendency with all of us.
Consequently, I had a love/hate relationship with going to church, and I gave no time to moral contemplation and the like.
The God’s Kingdom on Earth is not like God’s Salvation After Death: there are limits for the Kingdom. And as of now, we Americans apparently haven’t read the wedding invitation carefully, and we are in danger of arriving at the wedding of Christ and the World dressed inappropriately!
Bible Readings for Monday March 14th, 2011 – The 1st Week of Lent *Click on each bible passage to expand the text. Psalm 32 1. [Of David. A Maskil.] Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. 2. Happy are those to whom the LORD imputes no iniquity, and in whose spirit [...]