Why I Gave Up Trying to Live the Christian Life

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  • Frank Viola

    Not a contradiction. The kind of reasoning you’re giving voice to is not only a fleshly copy out, but it misses the point. Since we have the life of Christ available to us to live by, we’re responsible for living by Him and we’re also responsible for walking in the flesh and the effects it brings.

  • gilles lamoureux

    This is great. But what about the implications of your post entitled “Warning: The World is Watching How We Christians Treat One Another”?

    Isn’t it logical to think that if Christ is doing the work through me, that it is Christ people are watching? If I can’t do the work in my own power, why worry what people think at all? I will fail in my own power, and given that I grow in my relationship with Christ, it is likely people will see my failures as much as my successes, which are not mine by Christ who lives in me.

    In the end, I can only control my response to the Spirits promptings in heart and mind, and my actions are God’s, He who directs my steps.

    Please help me with this substantial contradiction.


  • http://christianlythinkings.wordpress.com/ Stephen J. Higgins

    It is simply this …“Being a Christan is less about cautiously avoiding sin than about courageously and actively doing God’s will.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    Today we have few courageous Christians more ashamed of the cross ones. Fear of failure, fearful of what others think, not wanting to think and most of all it just not the right time to do so chrisitans.