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Lie #6: Your Greatest Need Is To Love God More
« on: March 06, 2012, 07:22:56 AM »
#6 of 101 Lies Taught In Church Every Sunday

If you are trying to make yourselves right with God by keeping the law, you have been cut off from Christ! You have fallen away from God’s grace.

Love the legalist, hate the legalism...

"Legalism kills more congregations and stops more individual spiritual development than sin does..."

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Lie #6: Your Greatest Need Is To Love God More
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Re: Lie #6: Your Greatest Need Is To Love God More
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2012, 08:09:33 AM »
#6 of 101 Lies Taught In Church Every Sunday


Truth that will set us free. My how we need that. Thank you Jesus for revealing yourself to us, the Truth who alone can set us free.

"How foolish can you be? After starting your Christian lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort?" (Gal. 3:3)

"He has enabled us to be ministers of His new covenant. This is a covenant not of written laws, but of the Spirit. The old written covenant ends in death; but under the new covenant, the Spirit gives life." (2 Cor. 3:6)

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Re: Lie #6: Your Greatest Need Is To Love God More
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2012, 08:15:40 PM »
#6 of 101 Lies Taught In Church Every Sunday


Truth that will set us free. My how we need that. Thank you Jesus for revealing yourself to us, the Truth who alone can set us free.




 ::amen!::

If you are trying to make yourselves right with God by keeping the law, you have been cut off from Christ! You have fallen away from God’s grace.

Love the legalist, hate the legalism...

"Legalism kills more congregations and stops more individual spiritual development than sin does..."

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Re: Lie #6: Your Greatest Need Is To Love God More
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Re: Lie #6: Your Greatest Need Is To Love God More
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2012, 05:28:46 AM »
Thomas Merton, the most sought-after spiritual guide of our time, said one day to a fellow monk, "If I make anything out of the fact that I am Thomas Merton, I am dead. And if you make anything out of the fact that you are in charge of the pig barn, you are dead." Merton's solution? "Quit keeping score altogether and surrender yourself with all your sinfulness to God who sees neither the score nor the scorekeeper but only his child redeemed by Christ."



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"Nothing is more repugnant to reasonable people than Grace." ---Charles Wesley

"There can be only two basic loves; the love of God unto the forgetfulness of self, or, the love of self unto the forgetfulness and denial of God." ---Augustine

"If God was interested in special buildings and professional mediators then the sacrifice of Christ and the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem seems oddly unwarranted."

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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2012, 07:35:12 AM »

Or as Major Ian Thomas says, "The Christian life can only be explained in terms of Jesus Christ, and if your life as a Christian can still be explained in terms of you, your personality, your willpower, your gift, your talent, your money, your courage, your scholarship, your dedication, your sacrifice, or your anything, then although you may have the Christian life, you are not yet living it!"




"How foolish can you be? After starting your Christian lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort?" (Gal. 3:3)

"He has enabled us to be ministers of His new covenant. This is a covenant not of written laws, but of the Spirit. The old written covenant ends in death; but under the new covenant, the Spirit gives life." (2 Cor. 3:6)

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Re: Lie #6: Your Greatest Need Is To Love God More
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2012, 12:02:52 PM »
Anytime we change our focus from ourselves to God we do well.

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Re: Lie #6: Your Greatest Need Is To Love God More
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2012, 08:44:53 PM »

Or as Major Ian Thomas says, "The Christian life can only be explained in terms of Jesus Christ, and if your life as a Christian can still be explained in terms of you, your personality, your willpower, your gift, your talent, your money, your courage, your scholarship, your dedication, your sacrifice, or your anything, then although you may have the Christian life, you are not yet living it!"



Right on!!

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"Nothing is more repugnant to reasonable people than Grace." ---Charles Wesley

"There can be only two basic loves; the love of God unto the forgetfulness of self, or, the love of self unto the forgetfulness and denial of God." ---Augustine

"If God was interested in special buildings and professional mediators then the sacrifice of Christ and the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem seems oddly unwarranted."