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Spineless in the Face of Death: Encouragement for Christians Who Have Publicly Disowned Christ

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If someone starts sawing your leg off and they say that they won’t stop unless you deny Christ, guess what? You’re going to deny Christ. Naturally your ego doesn’t want to believe this is true, but your ego is delusional. It doesn’t matter how high of a tolerance for pain you think you have. It doesn’t matter how many hideous experiences you’ve already endured in your life. Breaking you down is extremely easy to do because you cannot escape the fact that you are a human being and all humans are weak. We are not only weak, we are spineless cowards. We are faithless, self-serving weenies who are more than willing to trash those we love in order to save our own necks. Some of you will refuse to accept this truth about yourselves until you are forced to. But others of you have recently provided the world with a fresh reminder of what humans aren’t made of by utterly crumbling under pressure and publicly denying your Savior in order to save your own neck.  Now you’re drowning in self-loathing and shame. If this is where you’re at, this post is for you. Read more of this post

Understanding Jesus: “Whoever denies Me before men…”

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“But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in Heaven.” (Matt. 10:33)

If you’re a Christian and you sincerely care about pleasing God, this verse isn’t talking to you. But if you’ve been badly taught, then this verse makes you feel uncomfortable, anxious and guilty. In this post, we’ll learn how to counter the condemnation that is so often packaged with this famous zinger. Read more of this post