Unsaintly saints(Tozer)"Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of malicious behavior." Ephesians 4:31-32Dispositional sins are fully as injurious to the Christian cause as the more overt acts of wickedness. These sins are as many as the various facets of human nature. Just so there may be no misunderstanding, let us list a few of them: sensitiveness, irritability, churlishness, faultfinding, peevishness, temper, resentfulness, cruelty, uncharitable attitudes; and of course there are many more. These kill the spirit of the church and mar the witness of the church in the community. Many unsavedpeople have been turned away and embittered by manifestationsof ugly dispositional flaws in the lives of the very people whowere trying to win them.Unsaintly saints are the tragedy of Christianity!"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control." Gal. 5:22-23
Had to look up the word 'churlishness' in the dictionary. One of those words that you think you know what it means, until you think about it.Churlish=surly, mean.I suppose we could say a lot about this article.Sadly, if some flaw is pointed out in the life a professing Christian, they might exhibit another additional flaw, rather than graciously accepting the needed correction.Left to ourselves, we have no flaws, have we?God bless.
Unsaintly saints are the tragedy of Christianity!
Left to ourselves, we have no flaws, have we?
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