It is quite interesting to note how books which offer a legalistic approach on how to live the Christian life often become best sellers. Books that deal with deeper life issues seldom receive much attention other than being condemned in legalistic circles. It might seem like authors that present what many perceive as new methods or new perspectives receive a lot of attention from those who for years really have made an effort to live according to outer laws and ordinances. An apparently new angle offers new hope that they finally will be able to perform successfully. Paul said to Timothy that people would embrace what tickles the ear. Of course it is ear ticking to hear that you, yes you, can do it. However, those of us who have come to end of ourselves know we cannot do it. Christ can do it, but we can’t. To a carnal minded Christian that message doesn’t tickle the ear. On the contrary, it outrages him since he erroneously believes that a message like that will foster a bunch of lazy no good Christians.
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