I’m still here…not dead yet. Hopefully I can now hit the ground running around here at DPS. 🙂
Aaron’s post yesterday got me thinking. “Christianity is about what Christ has done, not about what we do for Him.”
Fundamentally, I agree with Aaron’s statement. When we create a religion of response divorced from receiving the grace of Christ, we fall into the ditch of works-righteousness. The other pit is cold orthodoxy, where our “right beliefs” never do result in fruit.
I think this is why the idea of producing fruit crops up from time to time in the Gospels and epistles. If the truth of the Gospel has actually broken the hard ground of our stony hearts, our practice will reflect that change. Let me explain.