Lately I’ve realised that one of the most important doctrines to grasp is sin. When we don’t have a full doctrine of Sin we:
–Aren’t as in awe of the gospel as we should be
-Aren’t prepared for our internal battle with temptation
-Get disappointed with other (Saved by Grace) Christians who fail us
-Get frustrated with the local church that is messy
Dan Kimball made a short video about how this disappointment with a messy church plays out. However, I believe that a church will always be messy as it is full of people getting saved and being transformed by GRACE.
If you are concidering leaving the church, watch this:
If you want to think more about your view of the local church, I can heartily recommend a short book by Joshua Harris called ‘Stop dating the church’.