Christ-Free Substitutes

The point of Christianity is fairly simple. As Harry Ironside said, “Christianity is Christ.” As the Apostle Paul said, “that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.”

Having the life of Christ be manifest in our bodies is tough. Hard. Not something your flesh is real interested in doing. So we get busy finding our Christ-free substitutes that make it look like something is happening.

*We focus on spiritual gifts and experiences. Because speaking in tongues and getting healed is easier than living the life of Christ.

*We focus on church. Because being busy in church is easier than living the life of Christ.

*We focus on legalism. Because keeping our hair cut, tithing, wearing slacks and not drinking beer is easier than living the life of Christ.

*We focus on our distorted view of liberty. Because continuing to sin is easier than living the life of Christ.

Instead of the substitutes we should be focusing on Christ. Because that’s the only way you’ll be able to live the life of Christ.

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.

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