- February 11th, 2020, 12:25 pm
The very rare post forthcoming...so much emotion driven response here, not a bad thing until it's mixed with the perfect truth of Scripture, then we have issues to address. Jonathan, I am always grateful for your Christ-centric starting points.
One of the free passes that is continually given in feel good Christianity is this, "Well, he's not perfect, nobody's perfect." This is absolutely true...no one is. But, this context is so overused and abused to excuse habitual patterns of sinful behavior by professing Christians, it is a direct mockery of true biblical grace. Do we really think that we aren't called to be set apart by the daily lives that we live?
There is no Scriptural standard for us walking in perfection, it can't be done by sinful creatures, the Law has more than proven that...on the other hand, Christ being perfect and sinless in keeping God's Law has "perfectly"accomplished our "perfection" based upon His work alone. It is shameful to have such low standards for the Christian community, it is even more disgraceful when the Name of Christ is used as a label to drive other agendas. At the end of the day, we should all be quite introspective of what we have been saved from and how marvelous and precious the grace is that has been given to those who are truly redeemed.
"It is far better to be a warrior tending his garden rather than a gardener at war."