Says T. Austin Sparks in The Israel Of God,
One does well to check and see that the bridge you're crossing doesn't lead you out of the frying pan into the fire.
(One of those little thoughts that won't leave me alone today, an FYI for whoever the shoe might happen to fit.)
In reading all the arguing out there over theolgical viewpoints on justification versus sanctification, and that sort of thing, I have to wonder what would happen if all the theologians had to tinker with was the Sermon on the Mount?
Too much head and "legaleeze" and not enough heart and spirit.
Tomorrow, September 23, 2017, is the end of the world.... Again... It has to be. After all, scores of You Tube videos say so. Truth be told it's the end of the world every few seconds for someone somewhere. Or it may be the world as you may have known it up until that point when "everything changes." All things have a beginning, exist for awhile, and end. Take a deep breath and ponder that one for awhile.
One of the most useful and practical treatments of this subject I've seen! Cuts to the chase with no hype.
I'm not so sure that Jesus advocated for highly organized religion, or if He didn't. The point is that what He did advocate was a new state of being and a new way of approaching life, which had not been taught by organized religion. (A good place to start is Matthew 5,6, and 7.) His fiercest opponents were always the hierarchical traditionalists of organized religion, who seemed to have a pony in the race of who calls the shots, and who were always calling into question the authority by which He taught, performed miracles, and made His claims. It would seem that if organized religion provided the answer to the challenges which they themsleves posed, the answer should have been self evident, as well as Jesus' true identity.