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Stumbling Blocks - 19 Feb 2006
Believers are sometimes referred to as a pastor’s “flock” (as in a
“flock of sheep”). I think it is time that the flocks wake up to the
fact that most of their “shepherds” have strayed far from the True
Shepherd’s teachings and have become stumbling blocks in the path of
For several years I have been saying that Christianity has been
hijacked. I also think that the self-indulgence encouraged by the
purveyors of “cheap grace” is anti-Christian. In a nutshell, cheap grace
preaches salvation without responsibility and/or forgiveness without
These professing “Christians” throw the word “legalism” at anyone who
suggests that true Christianity is consistent with self-restraint, and
to even mention the word “works” in a positive context is a sure way to
get accused of being “legalistic.”
1. And He said to His disciples, "It is inevitable that stumbling
blocks should come, but woe to him through whom they come!
2. "It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his
neck and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should cause one of
these little ones to stumble.
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful. At the
same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the
world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true
peace and compassion.
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