Sunday, July 27, 2014

Natural ♥ Supernatural ♥ Unnatural by Gail

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The most successful popular teachings among Christians: 
  • Appeal to felt needs, not actual needs. 
  • Tell us we're victims, not sinners. 
  • Tell us we're wonderful just the way we are. 
  • Use only Bible verses that make us feel good about ourselves. 
  • Exclude verses that talk about holiness, dying to self, or obeying God's commands.
We love hearing good things about ourselves which leads us to believe God's love is limp and one-dimensional. But true love is full-bodied and includes teaching, rebuking, correcting and training (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

God is holy and He demands ... yes, demands ... holiness from His beloved children. 
  • Our "old man" = selfishness 
  • Our "new man" = holiness 
  • Our only hope = doing all things in Christ's strength (Philippians 4:13). 
The natural man needs the Supernatural Man to do what's unnatural for his fallen human nature because "He has saved us [WOW!!!] and called us to a holy life" (2 Timothy 1:9).

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1 comment:

  1. So true! The "popular" thinking of now-a-days Christians in watered down and incomplete. Thank you for continuing to challenge us to seek the complete gospel and the REAL Jesus!


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