The Naked Gospel

I am continuing to read The Naked Gospel by Andrew Farley.  Here are some quotes from some final chapters:

"We're invited to depend on the onetime sacrifice as the means to lifelong forgiveness, without any strings attached"

"The Son of God has finished his work. He is risen and is now seated in heavenly places. There's only one appropriate response. All eyes on him!"

"As believers, our forgiveness and cleansing aren't dependent on our memory, our confession, or our asking. Our forgiveness and cleansing are solely because of the finished work of Jesus Christ."

"If we sin against someone, we may experience difficult circumstances an dour own disappointment with our choice. But we shouldn't mistake these earthly consequences for moving out of fellowship with God. Our fellowship is stable and certain. God's face is always toward us."

"Too many Christians succumb to the Accuser while wrongly attributing these attacks to the conviction of the Holy Spirit."

"As humans, we always seem to be looking for a punishment-or reward-based motivation to keep our behavior on track."

"We already have everything we need for planet Earth right here and now. . .In Christ we have what we need for life and godliness."

"So how did we receive Christ Jesus? By hearing truth and believing it. Then how do we grow in him? Again, through exposure to truth and continually setting our minds on truth."

"Growth doesn't happen by trying harder. . . Genuine growth occurs as we absorb truth about who we already are and what we already possess in Christ."

"The "What would Jesus do?" philosophy is not the same as the "Christ in you" approach."

"Jesus Christ in us as our resource for everyday life is our only hope for any real change."


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