Posts made in April, 2013

From Guilt to Grace, and then on to Gratitude

Posted by on Apr 6, 2013 in Other Topics | 0 comments

“Forgiveness: embrace it, appreciate it, offer it.”
 
I grew up in a church that taught a fear of God’s wrath was the most effective way to keep us sinners on “the straight and narrow” road to salvation and relationship with God. I even recall being told that, “If you don’t feel guilty, the devil must really have you”.

Thankfully, I never bought into such thinking. Somehow-I suspect by God’s grace-it made little sense to me that His way of drawing us closer to Him would be to keep us frightened and feeling guilty. Such an approach I reasoned might help steer us clear of our sinful ways, but surely, it would not do much to build a relationship with Him.

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