Often, as believers, we go through a second choice of commitment after salvation. For many, this leads to a closer connection with God that is deepened beyond the initial honeymoon phase of sanctification. But truthfully, sanctification is hard. Once we move past this phase of infatuation, we begin the real work of changing the nuances of our sinful mentalities and behaviors. Many become disenfranchised at this moment. This is part of why we are told to count the cost of following Christ. If we don’t, then we can run the risk of commuting the same types of sins in Galatia that were saddening to Paul. The Galatians sincerity, mixed with a lack of commitment to radical change left them open to false teaching and alienation from their mentor. In today’s Christianity, this is exactly the fracture point that has inspired the trend of deconstruction. Paul’s cure for this is clear and bold admonishment to return to relationship by finding a deeper understanding, not built on feeling but fact.
Published by Josh McGary
MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary View more posts