Religion or Gospel
There’s a video making the rounds of a young man saying that he isn’t part of a religion, he just loves Jesus.
And that vid is prompting a lot of debate – is Christianity a religion or not?
I’ll be honest, I have no interest in that debate. But within the shots back and forth, I do find a nugget or two to hold on to.
And they reprint some of his thoughts.
His take was more contrasting a life when coming from a “religion” mindset, versus a “gospel” mindset.
RELIGION: I obey, therefore I’m accepted.
THE GOSPEL: I’m accepted, therefore I obey.
RELIGION: Motivation is based on fear and insecurity.
THE GOSPEL: Motivation is based on grateful joy.
A part that struck me (convicted me, in religospeak) was a conclusion of the Gospel life being:
I have no inner need to win arguments.
Hmmm, I have work to do.
Or work I have to let get done to me. I mean…
Ah, you know what I mean.
Just my thoughts,