A Christian missionary was able to meet Ghandi...He asked Ghandi: "Mr. Ghandi, though you quote the words of Christ often, why does it appear that you so adamantly reject becoming His follower?"
Ghandi: "Oh, I don't reject your Christ, I love your Christ, it's just that so many of you Christians are so unlike your Christ..."
No set of programs, no set of rituals can replace the Love of Christ...
True love is two pillars, Grace and Truth.
(as the video refers to)
Truth alone makes a person legalistic and self-righteous; conversely, grace alone becomes deception and moral compromise and anyone who disagrees with you is being judgemental and hateful.
Edit: 6.7.16 It's interesting, *real* Phariseeism can masquerade either in long skirts or faded jeans, both can be just as filled with pride and exclusion. It can masquerade as tolerant or relevant calling *others* 'Pharisees' because the other party calls things out, out of a heart of grief. They perhaps make fun of modesty, calling and labeling others rigid etc. It can also masquerade as straight and narrow, perhaps calling names, labeling, sizing up and such with no love for others. Oh how tricky the enemy is!
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Here is the sermon Jem and I listened to on our way to "our Church in the park" last Sunday:
| A Bride Worthy of Christs Attention by Carter Conlon
Topic: Bride Of Christ
Can you say that your life, devotion to God, love for His word and your
kindness to other people has caught the eye of Jesus? Can you say
you've been honest with God and you are dedicated to His purposes? In
this last hour of time, let the Church of Jesus Christ cry out for
boldness and ask God to do something so sovereign that everyone will see
His mercy through our lives. We must cry out to God and ask Him to
increase our testimony so it can be a virtuous bride who brings glory to
the name of Jesus.
Goodnight Loves, ~Amelia in the Forest
Can you say that your life, devotion to God, love for His word and your kindness to other people has caught the eye of Jesus?