Thursday, February 24, 2005

raw Gospel vs. plastic Religion

SOURCE: TheoCross

The Gospel is "I am accepted through Christ, therefore I love and trust God. Because of this love and trust, I actually start enjoying and delighting in God's laws. When I struggle, I stay real, even raw, before God and with others. Genuinely authentic and humble."

Religion is "I try very very hard to serve and obey even though I don't have any joy or delight in it, hoping that God won't get me and that He will accept me. Also, when I do all this stuff I feel better about myself. But, if I happen to fail, I cover it all up and put up a nice plastic smiley face"