Tag: Romans 12

“Not being bad” does not equal “Being Good”

“Not being bad” does not equal “Being Good”

"Not being bad" does not equal "Being good." A common theme in recent discussions with friends is that if we're not bad, we'll go to heaven.  Don't lie, cheat, steal, etc. and you'll enter heaven.  That's simply not the case.  Why?  Because "not being bad" does not equal "being good." "Being righteous" equals "Being good." … Continue reading “Not being bad” does not equal “Being Good”

Love = Growing The Good Things

Love = Growing The Good Things

"To love something is to see in it the hope of the promise that are in it, which our cynical, tired selves cannot see but which by God's grace we can see... "So when God in the Bible tells us that we are to love our enemies, he is not telling us to love what … Continue reading Love = Growing The Good Things

“Overcome evil with good”: Romans 12

“Overcome evil with good”: Romans 12

"Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are … Continue reading “Overcome evil with good”: Romans 12