Dr. Paul Antrobus, a psychologist, has said that churches make people feel unnecessarily guilty. He believes that fear is the real evil, and love the real good. It’s a little bit like saying that medical professionals who inform patients that they have a serious disease, or police officers who tell people they are breaking the law, are making people unnecessarily guilty. We may not want to hear bad news from our doctors, when we are ill or from policemen when we are caught breaking the law. But we need to hear the truth. Jesus said, “you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” As long as we try to hide from the truth, nothing good can happen. But when we acknowledge our condition, or wrong-doing, we can receive help and find a remedy for our spiritual needs. Jesus said, “ I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” And since we are all sinners by nature and by choice, He came for all of us and offers forgiveness and new life to sincere seekers.
Pastor Alex Rockwell
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