There are only two ways to approach faith: a human-centered approach, or a God-centered one. A human-centered approach rests on human effort and persistence-human "coulds" and "shoulds" It seems noble to work hard to secure godly, fruitful living. But a human-centered faith is fundamentally wrong and harmful. It is about human PERFORMANCE, which ultimately leaves people tired, oppressed and feeling distant from God. A God-centered faith, on the other hand, is refreshing, surprising and nourishing to the human soul. True freedom is found whenever we center our faith on the PERSON of God and not the PERFORMANCE of humankind.
|About the Contributor(s)||Ed Gungor
Ed Gungor serves as senior pastor of Peoples Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is a popular and dynamic speaker, challenging people at churches, universities, and conferences to make a positive and faith-filled impact on their world. Gungor is also the author of several books, including the New York Times best seller There Is More to the Secret, Religiously Transmitted Diseases, and the soon-to-be-released The Vow.
|Publish Date||May 10, 2006|