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After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters by N. T. Wright

By N. T. Wright

From the writer of the acclaimed easily Christian and stunned through wish comes a ebook that addresses the query that has plagued people for centuries—what is our goal? As Christians, what are we to do with that ambiguous time among baptism and the funeral? it is simple to develop into preoccupied with who will get into heaven; the genuine problem is how we will dwell within the right here and now. Wright dispels the typical false impression that Christian dwelling is not anything greater than a list of dos and don'ts. neither is it a prescription to "follow your middle" at any place it may possibly lead. as an alternative, once you think unearths the Bible's demand a revolution—a transformation of personality that takes us past our earthly pursuit of cash, intercourse, and tool right into a virtuous kingdom of residing that enables us to mirror God and stay extra worshipful, enjoyable lives. we're all religious seekers, intuitively realizing there's extra to lifestyles than we suspect. it is a publication for somebody who's hoping there's something extra whereas we are the following in the world. there's. we're being referred to as to hitch the revolution, and Wright insightfully encourages readers to discover new objective and readability via taking us on an eye-opening trip via key biblical passages that promise to extensively modify the paintings of the church and the course of our lives.

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What’s more, James had discovered a puzzle within this question. Many of his new friends lived very strict, self-disciplined lives. They had learned a lot of rules for Christian behavior, primarily from the Bible, and they believed that God wanted them to follow those rules. But James couldn’t see how this squared with the basic teaching that God had accepted him as he was, because of Jesus and what he’d done, simply on the basis of his faith. If that was so, why should he be bound by all these old rules, some of which seemed frankly bizarre?

Since we tend to assume that rules for behavior are designed to stop us from being happy—or, to put it the other way around, if we really want happiness, we need to break, or at least bend, the rules. I think life is more complex and interesting than that. Questions of how to behave, and also of how to be happy, are both seen by authentic Christian faith as offshoots or byproducts of something else. If we can get that “something else” sorted out—and the story of the rich young man who came running up to Jesus points the way to this—we might be able to make headway with the offshoots as well.

Either you keep them or you don’t. Philip was equally clear. Jesus didn’t come to give us a bunch of rules. After all, didn’t St. Paul say that “Christ is the end of the Law”? The whole point of Jesus’s teaching was that he included people, particularly those who were excluded by the self-righteous. ) Jesus came to help us discover who we really are, and sometimes, as with Jesus’s first followers, it takes a while for people to figure it out, and they make mistakes as they’re doing so—but they’ll get there eventually.

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