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  1. AH
    March 27, 2012 @ 12:29 pm

    “I am convinced that the quickest way toward a renewed life is not to cultivate rules and regulations that make us look holy or pious, but to in fact, cultivate a spiritual intimacy with God in prayer and learn to walk daily as He leads us, allowing Him to renew us in His image.”

    Yes. A thousand times, yes.

    There is such a disconnect between the heart and the head in Christianity today. Particularly in the IFB realm. I believe it’s because we have filled our people up with so much knowledge, they don’t know how to act from the heart. To be led by the Spirit. And, sometimes, that looks different than following the supposed “rules” of Christianity.

    Wait. Jesus was a friend to sinners? He rebuked the religious leaders? He DIDN’T rest on the Sabbath?? Horrors.

    Oh, but He did heal people, even when He was weak and tired. He wept with those who wept. He got alone with the Father for guidance and strength. He loved, even to the point of death.

    But that’s not important. He looked different, because He wore a white robe and had long hair.

    Okay, I’m going to stop now, before I say something I regret…

    Keep writing! Great thoughts! Helps me to examine my own heart in such matters. God bless!

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  2. savedbygrace
    March 31, 2012 @ 1:25 pm

    @“I am convinced that the quickest way toward a renewed life is not to cultivate rules and regulations that make us look holy or pious”
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    yes!

    the Jews, before Jesus have the Law.

    After Jesus death on the cross, when the new covenant was established
    the only thing that matters was faith.

    think of it.

    Paul, the pharisee of the pharisee. a teacher of the Law.

    Never taught the Law to the gentiles. and well in truth,
    got very upset when the Galatians went back to the Law

    the liar Rajab was in the hall of faith
    the gentile centurion and the syrophoenician woman were
    the only one that has great faith.

    I too am once was an evangelical.
    I felt the heaviness and the burden of what a religion can drop on a man.

    I conclude, no religion – be it baptist, evangelical, catholic, or whatever church organization name there is can transform a person.

    The Law can only modify our behavior. We will look like godly.

    but Grace, transforms the heart, changes you completely.

    God is not interested in behavior modification but heart transformation

    let us not bring back the rules and regulation to the churches.
    but rather
    Let us bring back Jesus!
    Let us put Jesus back to the center of our messages!

    preaching about morality, does not really stop immorality.
    preaching against sin, does not stop sin
    people, even the leaders have mastered the art of hiding their sin or immoralities.

    let us preach the true gospel. God’s love for man.
    the gospel of grace.

    “For sin shall have no dominion over you for you are not under Law, but grace”
    – Romans 6:14

    – grace and peace

    – grace and peace

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