When I was an enemy of God, He decided to make me a friend. His forgiveness is readily available to everyone. It’s not available once your life looks pretty. It’s available right now.
Romans 5:7-8 says:
7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
My heart was a mess before Christ. I tried really hard to be good. Some people even bought into my costume too.
But I knew and God knew that what I really needed was grace–God’s DNA–to make a change. Once I accepted God’s grace, everything changed. I gave up my acting career and became an honest woman.
Grace is a change in vision.
Verse 8 says that God loves people when they are still sinners.
As Christians, we are called to love as God loves. This means that I am to love people when they are still sinners.
The exclusivity of the church from the world makes me angry.
Living in Christian Bubble Land is not included in the Great Commission.
I will not pray for anyone to be delivered from a non-Christian environment. What I will pray is that he or she will grow up in the faith and stop being a Sissy Christian.
Sissy Christians are scared of non-Christians and don’t understand grace.
Sorry if that sounds harsh, but it’s truth.
Jesus is no sissy and I follow Him.
He defeated sin, death, and hell to give us grace, love, and mercy.
This is the Good News, the gospel we need to spread.
I think some of us forget that we were once a mess. No one asked us to clean it all up before coming to Jesus.