Quote from: flaglady on August 20, 2019, 04:49:52 pmI haven't the foggiest idea. That's why I've always felt a failure when it comes to spreading the word.
Quote from: flaglady on August 20, 2019, 04:49:52 pmI haven't the foggiest idea. That's why I've always felt a failure when it comes to spreading the word.Nonsense, you be who God has you to be. To try to be something you're not detracts from what God called you to do. Imagine if Joyce Meyer had continued to try to force herself to hand out tracts. She and the people she was trying to reach were worse off for it, and she would have been less ready to walk her calling.
Quote from: Bryan on August 13, 2019, 11:49:44 amYeah, I definitely feel the modern term of grace is a gigantic misinterpretation of what true grace is. Part of "Capital Christianity" I feel. This movement of people who believe attracting large numbers of followers and having scores of "salvation cards" to turn into Jesus as if that will be impressive. Like bait on the end of a fishing line, it looks appealing, but it really can be deadly.I agree, with one exception. The redefinition of grace was successfully accomplished in the 16th century, which is why it is so nearly impossible to convince religious people, especially "Christian" fatalists, that grace is what the bible describes.
IMHO, grace is meant to draw us closer to righteousness, not enable us to live apart from it.
I mean this in a very broad and general sense, but what is typically the first response received if we tell someone to live more holy and righteous lives?
"I'm under grace, amen?"
Well yes, you are, but God doesn't give you grace so you can live fleshly, worldly lives Sunday afternoon through the following Sunday morning.
True grace draws individuals into the heart of God where no sin can reside and all evil is forsaken.