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Good Christians don’t exist

Lots of folks who want to improve their lives (e.g. to be accepted by God, to get closer to God, to be loved more by God,  to gain God’s favor and blessing) try real hard to be a good Christian. The operative word here is “try“.

But “good” Christians don’t exist.In addition, if someone is declared a ” Good”  Christian  that means somewhere there has to be a bad Christian and a superior Christian and a poor Christian. Do you see the judgmental comparison trap we’d get ourselves into?

The moment we “try” to improve our lot as a “Christian” we take the focus off God and place it squarely on our self effort.

In God’s Kingdom what we do on our own doesn’t count for anything.  The only thing that counts in God’s Kingdom is surrender to Christ’s life allowing him to live His life through us. Christ wants to live His life (not ours) in us, through us, and as us to bring Glory to God. Period.

I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remains in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5

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Can Homosexuals Be Christians? Sure They Can!

Anyone can call themselves a “Christian”.

I read some posts Tuesday on LinkedIn from a man who wrote a series called “Gay Christianity: My Tsunami”  The gist of the series conveyed this man’s change of heart from someone who adamantly denied a Christian could be gay, to someone who could accept a homosexual claiming to be a Christian.

The discussion drew a number of comments, including one from me. Members who commented focused their responses on Continue reading

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Suddenly

One of my favorite verses in the Christmas story is this one:

“And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and singing, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.’ ”  Luke 2:13-14.

In Revelation 5:11 John says, the angels around the throne started singing, and, “Their number was ten thousand times ten thousand.”  I had to pull out Continue reading

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What’s Your Excuse?

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Tension Between Grace And Truth Part II