And while the sermon was incredible, the comments were pretty incredible as well! In an answer to one commenters fear of "drowning in grace" (what better way to go?!?!)
"If anything we are far from being ‘immersed in the law’ today, and are drowning in the grace message. You can’t have one without the other, and a quick look at the times around us and I think our time would be better spent exposing the cheap grace message and what the evidence is of a truly saved person."Commenter Ted wrote
That's it! The frustration! The fear! The rules! The righteous mask.
I came away from this wondering if those who would consider themselves "fallen away" have really fallen away from their initial belief that it's Christ alone who saves them for Himself OR are they fallen away from the constant demands for "holy living", for "separation". Demands made by fellow believers that they tow a certain line.
Commenter Ted finished up with
"I would recommend you spend less time evaluating other people’s faith and joyfully go about your daily vocation in the knowledge that not only was Christ’s blood sufficient to cover the sins of the despairing people I just described, but also yours as well. I just hope that proper teaching and preaching of the sufficiency of Jesus’ sacrifice and resurrection finally reach these poor folks’ ears before they walk away from the faith entirely."Nothing left to add to that!