“It may surprise you that nowhere in the Bible are we told to ‘resist temptation’. We are told to ‘resist the devil’, but that is very different….” So wrote Rick Warren in his seminal book, The Purpose Driven Life…and he’s 100% correct. […]
I get it. We ask for forgiveness because we feel guilty and ashamed, repentant and undeserving. But if we have to ask for forgiveness of sin, it means that the substitutionary, atoning sacrifice of Jesus on the cross was insufficient. We still have to ask for forgiveness. Something is wrong with this picture.
In the 1990’s, there was a huge emphasis on journaling where I lived in New England. It wasn’t that this was a new thing. It was simply in vogue at the time. The men’s group I was part of insisted that I begin journaling. This is what everyone was doing, so I had to do it […]