Frank Turk is a teacher worthy of honor. Why? Because he uses everyday language to explain the solutions to problems we face everyday. This time he hit me right in the face with my own propensity to sin. Way too often, we seek forgiveness rather than permission. Of course asking permission to sin, would be ludicrous, so in our rebellious heart we decide to do what WE WANT to do rather than obey his commandments in the first place. At the beginning, when sin is percolating in our soul. it is our own lust and selfishness, and rebellion that allow it to come to fruition, because we know we can always ask for forgiveness later. GOD FORBID such an attitude becomes the norm in our lives.
You know, there is nothing more basic than this particular issue when it comes to living a Christ-oriented life. We tend to live day to day, and just react to […]
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James Chapter 3 Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. 2 For we all stumble in many ways. […]
In 1887, in a letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton, John Dalberg-Acton (commonly referred to as Lord Acton) wrote: “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, […]