Nothing is unclean in itself, but it is unclean for anyone who thinks it is unclean. Everything is indeed clean, but it is wrong for you to make others fall by what you eat.
No more scapegoating. No more acquiescence to the “inevitability” of sin and death.
Confront all things unjust. Take responsibility for them, and assume their cost.
And we too shall conquer all things. Just as Yeshua did before us.
In fundamentalism, they put the entire focus of faith upon the salvation of the individual. They claim:
“Salvation” is something one can lose, and must “do” certain things to “attain”.
“Belief” in Jesus is what must be done to “attain” salvation.
Jesus was born, lived and died on the cross to pay the price of our sins so we could have eternal life instead of wrath for our sins.
There are so many problems with these “fundamentals” I’m practically frothing in anger right now. These are not “fundamentals”, these are falsehoods.
If a husband asks his wife if she “believes in him”, what is he asking? He’s asking if she trusts him.
If someone asks you to “have a little faith in me”, they are asking you to trust in them.
And yet Christians across the world insist Jesus means for us to “believe” in his divinity. Yes/no, cut and dried. This insistence leaves us with a neutered understanding of “believe”.
Bible Readings for Wednesday March 23nd, 2011 – The 2nd Week of Lent *Click on each bible passage to expand the text. Psalm 128 1. [A Song of Ascents.] Happy is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in his ways. 2. You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall [...]
Bible Readings for Saturday February 12th, 2011 – The 6th Week of Epiphany *Click on each bible passage to expand the text. Psalm 119:1-8 1. Happy are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD. 2. Happy are those who keep his decrees, who seek him with their whole heart, [...]
Are we really going to denounce the sins of others, declare them unfit for the Tent of Christianity, but at the same time allow ourselves to feel welcomed and loved by God? Have we really become so jaded and blind? Are we really that far from Grace?