Category Self-Righteousness

Religion

Isa 29:13 The Lord says… Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men. Religion; A complex of methods or rules governing behaviour in regards to the relationship and worship of God in an effort to please Him. Religion is also based upon the fear of arousing God’s displeasure. Isaiah here […]

Letter from a Pharisee

I am a leader doing the Lord’s work, and recently have run into an issue that I thought perhaps somebody could help me with. Perhaps this has even happened to you, so maybe you could offer some advice. A young man began to really stir up trouble around my ministry. He seems like a nice […]

Don’t Do Religion

Christians have always tended to transform the Christian Revelation into a Christian religion. Christianity is said to be a religion like any other or, conversely, some Christians try to show that it is a better religion than the others. People attempt to take possession of God. Theology claims to explain everything, including the being of […]

Illusionary Life

Some people use religion as a way to avoid dealing with their hurt and worthlessness. Christianity to them is a system of behaviour that they follow to gain a sense of value. To maintain their self esteem they unconsciously find themselves covering up the source of their pain. Grace, with its message of ‘acceptance for […]

Blame

“Consider now: Who, being innocent, has ever perished? Where were the upright ever destroyed? As I have observed, those who plough evil and those who sow trouble reap it. At the breath of God they are destroyed; at the blast of his anger they perish.” Job 4:7-9 Three of Job’s comforters look for unrighteousness in […]