Versus: Red vs. Blue

October 12, 2014, 9:00 am

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Red VS Blue

Matthew 7:13-14(NLT)
13“You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. 14But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.

What is Liberalism?
Today, Universities teach that liberalism is enlightenment, tolerance and progress. It emphasizes freedom, equality, and opportunity.

2 Corinthians 3:17(NASB)
…and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

But we must remember that the liberty of God is always in tandem with truth and grace. This means that we must never trample over moral truth in pursuit of liberty.

John 1:16-17(ICB)
16The Word was full of grace and truth. From him we all received more and more blessings. 17The law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

What is Conservatism?
Conservatism also stresses personal freedom but with the important addition of personal responsibility.

Unless conservatism is tempered and balanced with mercy and benevolence, it tends to gravitate into a dictatorial system in which dictatorial leaders delight in restricting behavior and can end up enjoying their dominance and control.

John 1:16-17(ICB)
16The Word was full of grace and truth. From him we all received more and more blessings. 17The law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

What is True Liberty?
True Liberty contains quantities of both freedom and responsibility. Imbalance leaves us in the ditch and far away from authentic liberty that embraces grace and truth.

The three fundamental truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ are:
1. Repentance of Sin
2. Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (in particular, His atonement on the cross)
3. The Continual grace of God in our lives

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