There are millions of our brothers and sisters, who are outside of the Church. They have never felt comfortable to come and be a part of the sheepfold, as God’s family. I can only describe them as; “being on the run, with a belly full of guilt and emptiness.” They think; first and foremost – they have to put their acts together, in their own power and ability, then they will come to Christ. They have not heard about the good news of their freedom from God’s anger, legalism and the gift of righteousness, on the basis of grace. They have only heard partial gospel of their sins, condemnation, and how bad they are; heading to perdition.
This is an excerpt from a wonderful post from a truly amazing writer McDaniels Gyamfi at Graceology. It’s a longer post but definitely worth the time. It is so true that people believe so strongly that they must clean themselves up before that can come to God. I think the church perpetuates this to a certain extent. But I can tell you I was not “clean” when I came to Christ. Someone once told me, “You don’t resolve your issues before coming to Christ. You resolve your issues BY coming to Christ.” What an amazing gift. And McDaniels Gyamfi is also a gift. I am sure you will enjoy his blog.
We were born to be heroes.
And McDaniels Gyamfi is a hero!