I was listening to Focus on the Family this morning with the kids and they had representatives from Embrace Grace for Sanctity of Life week. Amy Ford, president and co-founder of the organization, said :
“And so, [unchurched people] think [church] is about behavior modification, when it’s about a heart transformation…. But for some reason the church is known more for what it’s against than what it’s for and we have to change that in our culture.”
The biggest complaint I have from my atheist friends about religion in general but specifically Christianity is rooted in this one issue.
Why God Hates Sin
This time, God is speaking (through Jeremiah) to Judah, and of course is warning them of impending danger if they do not return to Him. I can’t really explain why, but I very much felt like the tone of this chapter is like the conversations I have with my kids – “You’d better straighten up or I’m going to have to punish you. This is all because of your poor choices…” (more…)