the assumption of Christ

our greatest fearMuch too often, the people of Christian churches talk about God in such a generic way that we are left with only an assumption of Christ. We assume people make the necessary connection between God and Jesus, and assumption is a dangerous practice.

Because for those who don’t know Jesus personally, it gives them a false sense of security. It makes them think they are Christian, when really, they are just living “a good Christian life.”

For those who do know Jesus, it leads to a false sense of ability. A self-assuredness that leads us to rely wholly on ourselves. And as reliance and confidence in our success grows, awareness of the truth fades.

We need Jesus. He is the source of our abilities and strength. It is by the grace of God that we do anything at all.

Jesus is the reason for all of it.

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