If those who are born after the flesh cannot produce anything other than fleshly results, why would we ever follow after their agendas, their teachings, their philosophies, their advice, their rules, their interpretations of God’s words, their form of godliness, their judgments, and so on?
For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace. Romans 6:14
The understanding we have been given by God is pure and simple, and it will be despised by those who cling to temporal knowledge
If Jesus claimed that he came to fulfill the Law, why do so many Christian teachers say that it has been left up to us?
Too often we become bound by the need to validate ourselves according to what appears to be, rather than according to Christ alone. Too easily we become trapped, constantly seeking the verification that God is working in our lives, rather than simply living as those alive in Christ
How you deal with other believers will reinforce how they see themselves and how they see you. It will reinforce how you see yourself
While in Bible college, I often heard the quote, “If you were accused of being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?” At the time, I also used it to stir up enough guilt to silence those who were not actively engaged in spreading the gospel as we had been taught to
If you are in Christ, you are smack dab in the center of God’s will.
God has examined me and found me trustworthy. I am not the least bit concerned about your scrutiny, nor that of any court of man
If the life to which Christ has called us is in fact based upon a seeking of acceptance in Christ so that our continued following Him (whatever one believes this to be) only proves how unacceptable we are, then Christ would be nothing but a dealer or an enforcer of sin