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These are all from the New International Version 1985 printing:
Matthew 22:37-40—“Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Romans 5: 1-2—“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.”
Romans 10:9—“That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.”
Romans 12:1—“Therefore I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God–this is your spiritual act of worship.”
Romans 14:1—“Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters.” And, Romans 14:13 continues—“Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother’s way.”
Hebrews 11:5—“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”
I am a wife, mother, and professional musician working in academia. My life brings me in close contact with wildly varying people and personalities. From this I’ve discovered that the Church is often seen as a nasty and judgmental place. What can we do to change that? Get back to the basic teachings of Christ. Don’t trust me. Trust Him.
I’d like to tell you a little story about my last post entitled “Epic Fail”. Maybe this will help those who are confused to understand my decision to share such a painful and troubling experience. What good could it possibly do? This is not the first time we have walked away from a church. …
I nearly made it. Nearly reached 47 years as a good, obedient, evangelical Christian. Alas, I have failed. Well, to be brutally honest, the church has failed. As one who has attended church from even before she was born, I must admit that it is quite sad that the evangelical church can’t even keep me. …
Dear Friend, I’m writing to you today to make a simple request. Well, it seems simple. But I recognize that change is hard. I’m requesting that you stop calling yourself a Christian. Please. Stop calling yourself a Christian as you tell me that “God hates sloth” in the midst of a discussion about poverty. …
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