Unconditional Love Or Unconditional Approval?

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“Unconditional love is not the same as unconditional approval of my behavior.” – Christopher Yuan, Adjunct Instructor (Moody Bible Institute)  It is a common thought today that to “love” someone is to “approve” someone’s behavior in totality.  Understanding how God can have unconditional love toward us without having unconditional approval of our actions is significant.…

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Pulling Planks: How to Judge Others According to Jesus

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Tupac, Miley Cyrus, and plenty of other celebrities have been known to say: “Only God can judge me.” And truth be told, many of us believe they are right. We believe only God can judge others, followed by paraphrasing Matthew 7:1 quoting Jesus, “judge not lest you be judged.” Yet, here is a great example…

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How Repentance is Like a GPS

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What do you think of when you hear the word “repentance?” Do you think of abrasive men with beards holding signs that say: “Turn or burn”? It is not uncommon for people, even Christians, to have a “bad taste in their mouths” regarding certain biblical words or concepts—and “repentance” is often at the top of…

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