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The Gospel as an Operating System August 11, 2010

Posted by pastorsbc1303 in Uncategorized.

Trevin Wax has a very helpful blog post here: The Gospel as an Operating System.

Here is a quote:

Over time, however, we revert back to a Law-centered life. Perhaps it’s what we hear in church, from other Christians, or in pop evangelicalism. The Law comes back like the Updates on my Vista computer. We may have started with the gospel as our operating system, but we think we need Law updates in order to make life smoother.

Unfortunately, spiritual productivity slows and frustration builds. Going back to the Law bogs us down and causes us to question our devotion and assurance. Just like we want to yell at our computer and say, “What’s wrong with you?” when it’s moving at a snail’s pace, we pull our hair out when we see our lack of spiritual progress and say, “Something must be wrong with me!”

Slowly but surely, the gospel that we began with – that glorious truth that Christ loved us and gave himself for us – is bogged down in updates that aren’t grounded in that message. So we think: Yes, the gospel is the operating system, but now the updates are where it’s at.



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