I’ve made the mistake of forgetting that the Gospel of Christ is the center.
God is gracious though.
Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield.
“It’s easy to see the scriptural misalignment in the crazy guy on the street corner with the “Turn or Burn” sign. The same with the cut-and-paste theology of people who toss out the scriptures they don’t like. It’s also easy to spot it in the pompous coworker with a big Bible on his desk a chip on his shoulder, and a tiny heart in his chest - the self-proclaimed great witness for the Lord - whom everyone tries to avoid and no one wants to eat lunch with.
But we seldom see it in the mirror.
That’s because for most of us, areas of biblically unaligned and overzealous faith are unintentional. They’re the result of blind spots, not sin spots. We’re doing our best with the knowledge we have.
But it doesn’t matter whether someone is overzealous by choice or accident. Either way, it messes up everything. It hurts everyone, the overzealous and the victims of their zeal.”
- Larry Osborne
Is scary and exciting.
Accidental Pharisees: Avoiding pride, exclusivity, and other dangers of overzealous faith.
I barely started this book and i’m already suggesting it. I know it’s just what I need. I thnk EVERY believer needs this in their library. Sometimes whether we want to admit it or nit WE are the Pharisees. I love that the title says “accidental” because for the most part people don’t wake up wanting to screw up peoples view of Christianity. At some point in this love walk though, we’re all accidental Pharisees…