Where to Take Our Guilt

19 Aug

Just discovered this blog by Erik Raymond not too long ago. He’s been posting up some things lately that have been very helpful. Here’s another one that he titled, “When the Chariot of Guilt Rolls Into Town… What Do You Do?” Here’s a quick excerpt from it:

As Christians we typically bounce off of two extremes:

  1. Undervaluing the work of Christ by clinging to our own merit
  2. Undervaluing the work of Christ by wallowing in our guilt

This is as dangerous as it is insane (and unbelieving).

Sometimes I find myself bouncing off of these opposing and perilous walls within the same day.

Typically the chariot that brings in and provokes these responses is guilt. Guilt roles [sic] in because we are sinners. We become aware of our sin. We realize our lack of conformity to God’s Word. We know of our spiritual laziness. We know of our failure to do what God requires. And so we feel the guilt.

Now, before we impugn guilt as the enemy, let’s realize what it has done. All guilt is as rationale response to sin [sic]. We become aware of our sin. This is fine. In fact, it is healthy.

What do we do from there?

Click here to read the rest regarding what we are to do with our guilt.

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4 Responses to “Where to Take Our Guilt”

  1. overflowingchurch August 19, 2011 at 1:30 PM #

    thanks for that, good read. But you made go down a rabbit hole! Read too much of his stuff…

  2. John Park August 19, 2011 at 1:54 PM #

    Haha, sorry (I’m going to assume this is) Paul. Was thinking about just quoting the main point but I thought I’d try something different, lol.

  3. Paul In Lee August 24, 2011 at 8:50 AM #

    haha, hey john, i didn’t mean you posted too much stuff, i meant, i ended up going on his website and clicked link after link b/c it was so interesting… yours was good length.

  4. John Park August 24, 2011 at 2:33 PM #

    Haha, thanks Paul. With Linda always reminding me that I talk/write too much, I guess I’m conditioned to think that I give more info than I should, rather than less.

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