The Grace Awakening

GRACE: “No Faces—“Yes” Faces by Charles R. Swindoll

January 15, 2019

From: The Grace Awakening Dr. Karl Menninger, in a book entitled, The Vital Balance, at one point discusses the negativistic personality.  That’s the type of person who says, “no,” to just about everything.  Calling these sad folks “troubled patients,” Menninger (no doubt with tongue in cheek) mentions several of the things that characterize their lives.  They have never made an unsound loan, voted for a liberal cause, or sponsored any extravagances.  Why?  He suggests it is because they cannot permit themselves the pleasure of giving.  He describes them in vivid terms: “rigid, chronically unhappy individuals, bitter, insecure, and often suicidal.” I would add one further description – they have never given themselves [...]

GRACE: Grace—It’s Really Amazing! by Charles R. Swindoll

January 8, 2019

From: The Grace Awakening The moralizing and legalizing of the Gospel of God’s Grace is a dull heresy peddled to disappointed people who are angry because they have not received what they had no good reason to expect. (Richard J. Neuhaus) There are killers on the loose today. The problem is that you can’t tell by looking.  They don’t wear little buttons that give away their identity, nor do they carry signs warning everybody to stay away.  On the contrary, a lot of them carry Bibles and appear to be clean-living, nice-looking, law-abiding citizens.  Most of them spend a lot of time in churches, some in places of religious leadership.  Many are so respected in the community, their neighbors would never guess they are living next [...]