In today’s mainstream Christianity, there is a veil that keeps people from having freedom. The veil has always been a similar type of legalism, yet this generation has that veil on the other side of the spectrum. Whereas, in the past, Christians valued the law but didn’t understand its place, now they don’t value that same law but instead value the personality of God. It is important to make a distinction here between personality and personhood. Christian’s in modernity love to lean into his supposedly softer attributes as more important than any other thing in their faith. They see his love without his personhood or context for that love and they berate Christians who try to bring that context. They hide their faces and shun those who expose that love is not amorphous or nebulous, but specific and attenuated. In this, they have instituted a new type of legalism that is equally as harmful as the ancient legalism practiced by the Pharisees. We must be careful to not be ashamed of the full breadth of our Christian faith. It has a context, a form and a purpose. These things are life giving, glorious and good. We must lift the veil and step into the freedom of being with a god who is truly God and nothing to hide from.
2 CORINTHIANS 3:9-18
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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