Watch this Video: Paul White illustrates the silliness of us trying to add anything to Christ’s finished work.
“Man I just want people to walk and live in the freedom and liberty that is theirs. If they don’t want it, they can stay where ever they are, however they’re thinking, however they’re living. I’ll not push, prod, poke, trip, jump ’em, scream at ’em, yell at ’em. But the moment they want an article of grave clothes pull off, I want to be there.
Church, if we’ll have that approach with the people that come in, if we’ll have that approach with the world – we’ll go a lot further out of the bowels of compassion than we ever will out of the selfishness of pity. It’s just loving people for who they are, where they are.
And this is just a warning, a general warning. It is easy to love people that act like you, talk like you, dress like you, think like you, and like your music. You’ll love them and say God put you together. The reality is your commonality put you together. You found somebody that liked your stuff, and it was easy to love them. It becomes a lot more difficult to show your bowels of compassion on people that don’t talk like you, dress like you, think like you, act like you, and like your stuff. And if you disagree with that and don’t think so, the election is coming up … ” – Paul White
17 Brethren, join in following my example, and observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us. 18 For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ, 19 whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things. 20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; 21 who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself.