This weekend we celebrate Independence Day. But an even more significant independence day occurred two thousand years ago. An excerpt from the Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse:
The Christian life begins with freedom from dead works, from religious sytems, and from all human attemps to “please God.” Its time for many of us to shake off the religious systems and expectations we’ve created and return to that joyful freedom in Christ.
Both Old and New Testaments warn of false prophets and spiritual systems that add the performance of religious behaviors to the performance of Jesus on the cross as a means to find God’s approval. All of us, as Christians, are told to be on spiritual guard.
Are the spiritual relationships you have bringing the rest Jesus promised, or do you find just more toil and weariness?