Sunday, November 21, 2010

Grace?

Sometimes we’ve been churches that preach a grace up front for those who aren’t Christians and a grace at the end for those who follow the rules and are “good Christians,” but we’ve tragically neglected the people in between. The truth is that none of us, even on our best, “holiest” days – the days we don’t cuss or look at porn or yell at our spouse or at the idiot who cut us off in traffic – even our best days aren’t holy enough to be looked at by God.

Anne Jackson
Permission to Speak Freely

1 comment:

  1. I know what you're saying, but could denying that we are holy actually be denying the presence of Christ in us? Was "It is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me" only for Paul and no one else? Certainly, this is only grace. And, there is a dying daily that must continue to take place. I believe God doesn't just want to overlook our sin, but He wants to deliver us from it. There is no temptation that He hasn't provided a way out of. When we fail, we have an Advocate (praise God!). But do we really need to fail if He is really Lord?

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