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myth of a christian religion

Quotes to Chew On: The Church vs. Religion

“It’s time for the Church to free itself from the religious holiness of the Pharisees and begin to manifest the holiness of the Kingdom. It’s time for us to realize that our calling is to serve people sacrificially–including prostitutes, tax collectors, and enemies–rather than judging them. It’s time we ceased getting Life from the rightness of our beliefs and behaviors and return to getting it from the one true source of Life.”

Boyd, Gregory A., The Myth of a Christian Religion (p. 65). Zondervan.

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