Stop Condeming People
RELIGION SAYS: "Change, or I will condemn you." The fear and threat of God's condemnation ..."keep us in line." This does not promote deep and lasting change. [Church] people who live under this tend to have a superficial and self-righteous kind of holiness.GRACE SAYS: "I have forgiven and accepted you..." We don't change in order to be accepted, but because we have been accepted. Real righteousness is practicing love toward God and others. Nothing motivates this kind of lifestyle like forgiveness received. This is why grace, properly understood and appropriated, produces a superior righteousness in the lifestyle of its recipient.Never forget...God is love and grace and he loves you too!