Yesterday in the short article “All that ‘counts’…” we looked at the Only thing that matters once someone believes that All their needs for righteousness were met on the cross, once and for all. The law got us to the point of need but Jesus “Finished” the job on the cross and we are “holy as” He “is holy” simply by believing that He Loves us that much and more.
Today I want to look at the biggest challenge faced by the early church and Paul, which was false teaching to take the people back to a law based religion (Judaism) which most of the early church came from. The reason I want to go into this is because my forefathers in America as well as Christian missionaries, preachers and the vast majority of christendom are under this false teaching.
“You were running a good race. Who cut in on you to keep you from obeying the truth? That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you.” … Galatians 5:7-8
Who Is “The Truth”? Who “calls you”? If “The Truth will set you Free” yet you are under more condemnation and shame in a church than outside of one … what does that tell you about the truth they are teaching?
If you want to dig into “The Truth” that sets you Free and if you are struggling with religious ideas and you just want to see a different way to see God, I think the links below may be a good place to look:
I do hope and pray that you will remember that the journey to Love and Grace is a lifetime journey. There are challenging moments and many barriers that we will go through and cross … but each one brings us greater Peace, Hope and Love.