Toxic bath water

I find this very well put by Rick Lawrence

"The truth is, we’re all born into toxic water—there’s not a person on earth who has escaped the “sin bath.” That means all of us, to use Lady Gaga’s template, are “born this way.” Some of that toxic residue is more culturally acceptable—greediness, selfishness, insecurity, anger, narcissism, and so on. The truth is, we’re all born with a proclivity for something(s), and our environment often triggers what is latent and makes it active. All of us must wrestle-out the consequences and influence of sin in our life. Capitulation is certainly a pragmatic strategy, but I can’t defend it as a path that honours God or spin it as “obedience.”

As fellow travellers, we have no business heaving stones at the adulterous woman—Jesus made that clear in John 8. But we also have no business normalising sin to take the pressure off the dissonance we feel when we love people (just like ourselves) who are contaminated by sin.

God said a brave and true thing to Paul: “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9). It’s God’s grace, the power of our weakness, that is our path forward."

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