Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The Gap

No, this isn't a post about a clothing store, but about the distance within each of us between the truths we profess and the lives that we lead. Last Sunday I spent a bit of time on 1 Timothy 1:19,
...holding on to faith and a good conscience. Some have rejected these and so have shipwrecked their faith.
My point was simple: To the extent there exists any separation between what you say you believe ("faith") and how you live ("a good conscience"), to that extent there will be pressure in your life to adapt your faith. People simply cannot live long-term with internal contradictions. Either a man's beliefs will overrule his behavior, or his behavior will overrule his faith. There simply is no middle ground in which a man can continue in sin indefinitely without any adverse effect.

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