Reflections Along the Jesus Way

September 3, 2023 – Quote for the Day:

“The refining fire of God’s love is all about burning out religious impurities which adulterate God’s amazing grace.  God’s love and grace is ‘tough’ for humans because we are hard wired to perform and work and earn and achieve – and religion uses this innate sense of hard work in such a way that it places its followers in absolute opposition to God’s grace.

The transforming, spiritual purification which a Christian experiences, in and through Christ, is neither a Spartan series of legalistic hoops one must jump through nor is it an academic examination of biblical knowledge that one must successfully pass before God grants entrance into the kingdom of heaven.

A refiner’s fire purifies and redeems.  Jesus is that refiner’s fire. He is the personification of God’s love – he is a burning bliss.  The goal of the refiner’s fire is unadulterated truth and unconditional love – the uncontaminated riches of God’s grace.” 

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Rejecting Religion – Embracing Grace

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