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It’s sadly ironic when we use our presumably superior theology to separate ourselves from those who God wants to reach. By listening to His Father, Jesus often did things that offended the self appointed guardians of sound doctrine. Ultimately, the apostle Paul tells us that unless our faith finds a way to manifest itself as love, it becomes meaningless.

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I think it is noteworthy that the Apostle Paul doesn’t point to good theology, or sound doctrine, or partaking of the sacraments, or celebrating the Jewish feast days, or righteous acts, or spiritual giftedness, or even the fulfillment of the “Great Commission”, as the fruit of walking with God’s Spirit.  Instead he says that it is the character of Christ (e.g. love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control) being revealed in us (Gal. 5:22).  This reaffirms his teaching that those who belong to Christ are destined to be conformed to His image (Rom. 8:29), and that it is ultimately Christ being revealed within us that is the hope of glory (Col. 1:27).

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