Question: Did they stone Paul for preaching mixture—law and grace? Or, did they stone him for preaching pure grace?
Have you considered: The more things change, the more they stay the same? Are religious people who identify as Christians allowing for this message of pure grace to go forward?
I didn’t say licentiousness or legalism. I simply asked—with the intention of lighting a spark of God’s amazing love in your life:
Was Paul stoned for preaching mixture or pure grace?
Correct! Pure, Holy-Spirit-breathed grace! Not the old with the new. Just the new!
If you are labeling yourself as a “sinner,” what are you likely to practice? I mean, c’mon … your mindset is to focus on sin or not sinning, right? “Hey, I’m a sinner … I sin!”
Think about it, though. Even if your mindset is to not do something, it’s on your own strength and abilities, right? It’s not on Jesus because the focus is on performance, right?
This is still attempting to achieve rather than receive and be Spirit-filled and Spirit-led, right? Yeah, it’s right. But it’s wrong!
“Was Paul stoned for preaching mixture or pure grace?”
So, change your mind. Change your mindset and change your language and labels. It’s the performance of Jesus which will always cause you to be victorious and identify you as God’s child—not as a sinner.
Embrace it. Stop fighting it. You already came to the Cross. God supernaturally changed you, in Jesus. You crossed from death to life!
“No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God.” —1 John 3:9 NIV
“Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness.” —John 3:4 NASB
“By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.” —1 John 3:10 ESV
Are you a sinner? Are you sure?
Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.” —John 8:34 NIV
According to the Holy Spirit, did Jesus die for you while you are yet a sinner, or while you were yet a sinner? Oh?
More valuable true identity insights to consider right there. Scoreboard? Scoreboard. We’re just getting started, my friend. Run for your life unless you want pure grace!