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News => From the Pastor's Desk => Topic started by: Richard OFfill on April 13, 2018, 04:00:05 PM

Title: The boy smelled like a pig!
Post by: Richard OFfill on April 13, 2018, 04:00:05 PM
Some people like to say that Jesus accepts us just the way we are. That can be misleading. I know He loves me regardless, and I want Him to accept me--but not the way I am.

If He accepted me just the way I am, why did He die for me? He wants me to come to Him so that He can change me. Clean me up. The Prodigal Sonís father didnít accept him the way he was. (The boy smelled like a pig!) Rather he Ďreceivedí him the way he was; then He gave him a bath and some new clothes.
Title: Re: The boy smelled like a pig!
Post by: Ed Sutton on April 14, 2018, 05:56:34 AM
Nothing defiled enters Heaven, so the prodigal's mind, character, body needed cleansing and infilling from above.
Title: Re: The boy smelled like a pig!
Post by: newbie on April 14, 2018, 06:06:31 PM
Some people like to say that Jesus accepts us just the way we are. That can be misleading. I know He loves me regardless, and I want Him to accept me--but not the way I am.

If He accepted me just the way I am, why did He die for me? He wants me to come to Him so that He can change me. Clean me up. The Prodigal Sonís father didnít accept him the way he was. (The boy smelled like a pig!) Rather he Ďreceivedí him the way he was; then He gave him a bath and some new clothes.
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