The Truth and Shepherding
13 hours ago
Random thoughts and reflections with Bill Lindner - EPC church planter in Fredericksburg, VA
Why does the church have a problem with honesty? If I must rely on what I can do this week to make myself approved by God, I cannot look at my sin. I have a stake in not seeing it. It is not to my benefit to be honest. It is too threatening. However, it is the righteousness of Christ credited to my account that frees me to be honest about my struggles and sins, and not to be crushed by them. Unless I hold on to this by faith, honesty is just too hard and frightening. Hypocrisy is then just a small step away. From Intro to Chapter 3 of World Harvest Mission's "Sonship"