Reflections Along the Jesus Way

April 27, 2023 – Quote for the Day:

“Legalistic religion can think of no more stinging rebuke than to call someone failing to measure up to its dictates, dogmas and dictums an antinomian (law breaker).  When I tell people that by the grace of God I am part of the body of Christ, and that church is what I am rather than a brick-and-mortar building I attend, they ask me, in all sincerity, ‘Well, how are you going to be accountable? Who will discipline you when you need it?’

What they really want to know is who is going to give me my religious report card?  They are concerned that if I’m not a member of a religious institution then I won’t have an ecclesiastical woodshed to report to where I will take my licks.  Because after all, if Christ-less religion is about anything, it’s about bending over and taking your licks!” 

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