GOD DOES NOT EXIST to make you happy. You exist to make Him happy. He did not come in order to please you. You were saved to please Him. He does not obey you, you were created to love and obey Him. Humanism has crept in the church and it has placed humans as the center of all things, putting prime importance on humanity and emphasizing meeting human’s needs. In short, humanism makes man the center of all things. But you have not so learned about Christ. Jesus is the center of all things. Not only that, He is the beginning and ending of all things.
The gospel is not about you, it’s about a Savior who came to satisfy the wrath of God against mankind. Jesus did the will of the Father, not the will of man. He didn’t come to make you feel good about yourself; He came to save you from the bondage of your sin. He came to set you free from your captivity to the devil, who keeps men blinded. “He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” I John 3:8
And this is why the apostles preached Christ and Him crucified. They didn’t just go around doing good, they preached the cross, repentance and death to self in order to release the prisoners of sin and so were condemned by the world. Want others to like you? Preach it’s all about them and lift them up. Want to please God? Preach it’s all about Jesus and lift Him up. #runyourrace
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