My Featured Blogger this week is Anthony Baker of The Recovering Legalist. The title comes from Anthony’s frequent focus on legalism vs. authentic faith, but he writes on a passel of other real life topics, as well. Despite his disclaimer–“I’m just a country preacher, not a scholar, so if you don’t expect too much, you won’t be disappointed”–you’ll find grace and wisdom to spare here, along with a bit of wry humor.
So drop by, kick your feet up, and have a listen!
It may come as a shock to some, but many who claim to be Christians are not, actually. It is obvious because of their unrepentant love of sin.
For example, I know a person who willfully admits his failures and flaws (which is a good thing), but happily continues to do the very things he knows are wrong. He says, “I know I have a problem with (blank), but I know I’ll never change, so I’ll just have to keep asking for forgiveness.” In reality, the problem is that he loves his sin, and therefore refuses to truly repent and “turn from his wicked ways.” His particular sin is his claim to fame, his identity. Without it, he wouldn’t be noticed.
Am I suggesting that Christians NEVER sin? Of course not! The Bible plainly tells us that if we say we never sin, “we deceive ourselves…
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