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Thoughts from a Recovering Legalist -- Amal Thomas

I believed the lie that in order to be loved by God, accepted into His family, and forgiven for my sin I must do/say certain things and be a certain way. I still struggle with the idea that I can’t earn my way into heaven – that at the end of it all, I can’t stand before God and read my resume to Him and get through the pearly gates. This lie has been the worst thing in my life; it has kept me far from God while deluding myself that I was near. I’m ashamed to say it, but it is something that I’ve been struggling with since I accepted Christ into my life – I’m a recovering legalist. (read more)