Ethics – 101
What are the ethics of the GraceFull?
How do we live in the light of His Unconditional Perfect Love and become a mirror for it?
“The Protestant work ethic (or the Puritan work ethic) is a concept in theology, sociology, economics and history which emphasizes that hard work and frugality are a result of a person’s salvation in the Protestant faith, particularly in Calvinism, in contrast to the focus upon religious attendance, confession, and ceremonial sacrament in the Catholic tradition.” – Wikipedia “Protestant work ethic”
“Come to me all who are weary and I will give you rest, for my burden is light and my yoke is easy”
“Love others as I have Loved you and in so doing you will fulfill All the law and the prophets” – Jesus Christ, Son of The Living God
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” – John 3:16-17
I talk with Christians everyday and the vast majority of them have the Protestant work ethic so intertwined who they think Jesus is that it’s hard for them to grasp Grace so let us be clear about a few Grace-Full realities:
1)When Jesus arrived on earth in physical form – the law already existed and it was created to let man see his inadequacies so he would turn to God by Faith and accept that Only Faith heals a human from humanness and Only Faith makes one wHOLeY as He is HOLY!
2)Jesus never said, follow me And the law. This is what made Him dangerous to religious leaders then And now because law gives us human control and levels of evaluative righteousness.
3)By accepting that ALL your righteousness was made complete on the cross and by Faith the law is no longer needed, your focus can change to unconditional Love and in that FaithFull resting you can join the likes of Abraham, Moses, Noah, Daniel, Jesus and all the others who were declared Righteous based one Faith Alone. Read Hebrews 11 sometimes called the Faith Hall of Fame.