Amazing Grace is inner Christianity — freedom from bondage to sin

Society says to follow your feelings, desires, and opinions. The Bible says to make them all obey Jesus.

Amazing grace
Gives you power
To replace
Deceptive desires
With what God requires.

Clear out your heart.
Make room for
The living Jesus
To freely work
Inside you.

Inner Christianity is about what the living Jesus is doing inside human hearts. It’s not focused on meetings and events.

When the Christian faith was externalized and began to focus on meetings and rituals instead of on the living Jesus, it lost power. Christianity, without personal observation and direct experience of the living Jesus, is just a shadow of what it is meant to be.

Church is to often about manipulation. Inner Christianity is about liberation from inner bondage.

When they’re not attending church, too many Christians act like they’re indifferent to Jesus and His will. If Christians aren’t thrilled about the living Jesus and passionately following and obeying Him, they’re not “being fed.”

You have free will. You don’t have to obey feelings, desires, and thoughts. Instead, make your feelings, desires, and thoughts obey your conscience.

To obey your feelings, desires, or opinions, when they contradict the voice of God, is sin. The reality of sin causes much human misery and denying sin never overcomes it. Mismanagement of the mind and the will, that used to be called “a sin,” is now frequently called “a disease.”

Racism is an example of sin. Sin isn’t healed by government laws. Its cure is confession and repentance–acknowledgement and turning away from it.

God’s building blocks,
That make you strong,
Are often disguised
As road blocks.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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