Bunyan remains a favorite. Has anyone ever seen a list of all the ways to get off the narrow path?
Btw, Mike that’s a gift! “ I can now listen to or read the work of a professing Christian and can almost instantly tell if that person is focused on God and His glory and the edification of the Body of Christ for God’s glory or if all they are about is just more religiosity and taking people captive by philosophy and empty deceit according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. This is where God has this ministry and me now.”
You use it as well as any I know.
We had the Purpose Drive movement in our Church, there are many others today. Each has its path, almost gnostic like way to follow. I’ve read many accounts of the issues, but I’ve never heard a clearly articulated Elevator Talk of what was/is wrong with the Purpose Driven Methodology. Is there one out there, for those with ears to hear?
by Mike Ratliff
4 For indeed while we are in this tent, we groan, being burdened, because we do not want to be unclothed but to be clothed, so that what is mortal will be swallowed up by life. 5 Now He who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge.
6 Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord– 7 for we walk by faith, not by sight– 8 we are of good courage and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord. 9 Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one…
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