The LAW maximizes our differences and separates us. I baptize by immersion. I am better than you. I use the KJV, I am more spiritual than you. I read my Bible every day, I am more spiritual than you. Do you hear it?
"I" --- "I" --- "I" ...
or maybe it would be better
"AYE" --- "AYE" --- "AYE"
IT IS SO UGLY THIS SPIRIT OF LAW!!! THIS SPIRIT OF COMPETITION!!!
It is only Jesus that minimizes our differences and unites us! I baptize by immersion, I use the KJV, I read my Bible every day. But none of that is what makes me who I am. The Badge I wear is Jesus. If the badge you wear is Jesus, then you are my brother, even if you sprinkle, even if you read the Living Bible, and even if you never read your Bible.
WE WEAR THE SAME BADGE --- JESUS!
And that badge unites us more than anything that might seek to divide us.
This should be especially true for us in the camp of GRACE (which last time I checked is Jesus!) We have more that unites us than that which separates us from our religious brothers. We have more that unites us than all those other badges that divide us....
Our real BADGE is not that we know grace, but that we know the PERSON OF GRACE...
Wear that badge very proudly and LOVE THE BRETHREN!!!
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