Sunday, September 21, 2003 AD "It's not about following the rules" Well, yes and no. "Getting saved" is not about following the rules, as in earning one's way. But living the Christian life is about following the rules, as in striving to be conformed to the image of Jesus -- obedient and submitted to God in all things. It's not about following the shape of the rules without following the heart of them, but neither is it about pretending we can follow the heart of the rules without following the shape of them.
And saying "God isn't angry" without qualifying what it is He's supposedly not angry about and who it is He's supposedly not angry with is very shaky ground indeed. Romans 1:18ff is in the present tense. True, He has poured out on His Son the wrath earned by his children, but that doesn't mean that He's got no wrath left.
Anyway, there's my complaints about this morning's sermon. :^/ Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 9/21/2003 07:35:00 PM
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