Rom 012: How You’re Limiting Yourself By Rationalizing [Video/Audio]

"Christianity 101" ... Romans 3:1-8, Part 2

When you use the phrase “I’m not as bad as [name]” it’s quite possible that you may be worse.  Rationalizing doesn’t make you more immoral than anyone else, but rationalizing blinds you to your own potential, causes you to miss opportunities for personal growth, and absolutely ambushes your own efforts to connect yourself with Jesus.  Don’t worry, today’s post reveals how you can stop limiting yourself and start actually connecting with Jesus.

This video/audio explores Romans 3:1-8 (part 2), highlighting the problem with rationalizing, but also sharing the solution.

 

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2 thoughts on “Rom 012: How You’re Limiting Yourself By Rationalizing [Video/Audio]

  1. What I heard in this text is that just because I am forgiven by God’s grace, it does not give me permission to do whatever I want. My sin is no different than another’s in God’s eyes and we will be equally judged. In our society I believe there is a pandemic of an “Anything Goes” way of thinking. In our effort to be non-judgemental, we have done away with absolute truths as they are written in the Bible. God will always have the right to judge though, which is why I can’t just say “The way I am living isn’t as sinful as that person over there, so that is good enough.” I always need to be striving to live a better life and repent when I make mistakes.

    • Yes, I see the “anything goes” mindset a lot, too. I wish I didn’t because it really hurts some people. Anything may “go,” but there are consequences.

      re: judging – I don’t feel it’s judging someone by being confrontational about what’s plainly in the Bible. For any non-Believers the issue is faith in Jesus, but for anyone claiming to be a Believer who has some kind of friendship with me I feel that giving someone a “heads up” about something that’s causing them to lose ground with Jesus is a good idea. Where do you draw the line between judging and confrontation (i.e. giving someone a heads-up)?