From the Pastor’s Desk
“Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.”
In the above text, one of my favourites, who is the one for whom we ought to be most concerned? Where is the strongest warning? It is tempting to consider the one spoken of in verse one who is caught in a transgression.
One of the most freeing truths that I have encountered in my Christian life was far more controversial than I could have ever imagined. I had grown up reading the NIV ’84 and saw Paul’s description Christians: new creations who are still battling the sin nature.