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Getting back in sync with God: ~ Embrace or re-embrace God's standard ~ Confess to God and the people we've hurt through our immorality ~ Distance ourselves from the people and things that drag us down
"We're not supposed to judge!" You have probably heard a Christian say that, in response to a negative or disapproving comment from someone about the actions of another. Many people seem to think that Jesus' admonition to "judge not, or you too will be judged" is the core teaching of the Gospel. While being unfairly or overly judgmental is a problem and a sin, Jesus was not saying that we should never make distinctions between right and wrong, good and bad, or holiness and sinfulness.
Join us as we discover the Third of three Advent Promises this Advent 2012
Many people fail to live up to their own standards, much less God's. Thus, they feel bad about themselves and wonder how they will fare when they stand before God. Even Christians often feel this way. One of the reasons for this is a gross misunderstanding of perfection. What we call perfection and what God calls perfection are two very different things. If we understood this, we would not only feel better, we would be more fruitful. Matt 22:8-14; Matt 5:48; Rom 3:23; Mic 6:6-8; Isa 1:10-17; Matt 23:23-24; Luk 10:25ff; Matt 25:31ff; 1Jn 3
A biblical world view is always in confect with culture. God is clear : Life is NOT all about us. Satan doesn't mind us believing in a historical God, but hates it when we have a relationship with God.