Day 327

Today’s Reading – Acts 15-16

Some people came down from Judea
teaching the family of believers,
“Unless you are circumcised according
to the custom we’ve received from Moses,
you can’t be saved.” 

Acts 15:1 CEB


Really? Can’t be saved?

When did Jesus ever say that?

It is shame that today we have still not learned the lesson from this incident in the early church.

Through the ages (up to and including today) we have ADDED to the Gospel message.

Yes! Added!

In order to be saved you must . . . and we keep make the list longer and longer.

The Reformation tried to end the argument, but it still rages on.

Now we argue in the reverse, you can’t be saved and be . . .

Be what?

When was Jesus ever about excluding people from the Gospel?

So let me ask you,

Does your faith add or subtract from the Good News of Christ?


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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