Jesus came to deal with and save us from our fallen nature. Contrary to popular opinion that wasn't an effort to make us feel more guilty about a bunch of behavioral and moral issues in our lives. His purpose wasn't to "bring to our attention" a more in-depth and higher fidelity understanding of the sin … Continue reading Upside down thinking
This month Alancetotheheart is two years old. Wow what a journey it has been. 342 posts later I can say much has changed and much has stayed the same. That sounds pretty cliché I know but let me see if I can explain. When I started writing I felt like the "great defender of God's … Continue reading Happy Birthday, 2 Years Old!
What has always been at the root of the demise of mankind is our fallen image of God. The knowledge of good and evil made us so self-aware and self-centered that we couldn't look past our shame to embrace the beauty and love of God. Our obsession with self had created a void of identity. Our … Continue reading Mess Makers – Unbelief
Why are we so obsessed with hell anyway? I believe our sin obsession is tied to our hell obsession. If we believe sinning puts us in hell, then we need to stop sinning or find some way to have our sins covered so we don't go to hell. We need to make others afraid so … Continue reading Wrong Obsession
Did I get your attention with that provocative title? Sometimes I wonder how much we have actually missed the truth of God because of our fallen nature and insistence on human wisdom. Of course I don't have it all figured out yet either. I look forward to every day with the anticipation of seeing a … Continue reading We need more wrath?