Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Removing the leaven

As I continue to read Pagan Christianity, I am continually amazed at how Pagan rituals and practices were introduced throughout the history of the church. For the church to get back on track, I believe it would require a major overhaul. If I didn't know and understand that Jesus is building his church, I would be pretty depressed.

This book clearly shows that even small subtle introductions of legalism will bring corruption. After all, a little leaven leavens the whole lump. (1 Corinthians 5:6) Over time, this corruption will increase and spread just like yeast does in a lump of dough.

Therefore, it's critical that we allow Father to remove all leaven from our lives. A little leaven of legalism will grow and increase and hinder the life of Jesus from flowing freely through us. We can't remove the leaven on our own and we shouldn't even try because our attempts will only result in failure and discouragement. Instead, we need to continue to learn how to live more deeply out of our union with Jesus. As we learn how to abide in him, he'll begin to set us free from a life of legalism. We will then be able to experience the fulness of life that he has freely given us.

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