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“Oxymoron” defined . . . “A word or phrase in which contradictory terms are combined ” . . . for example, the phrase “virtual reality”. In every case, oxymoron’s create gaps . . . and in life, the gap between how we wish to be perceived and who we really are is formidable and can expand over time.
Like an aged cedar fence having boards that gradually weather, warp, contract and pull apart . . . we all possess gaps between the man or woman we seek to be . . . and the “other” life-broken version that refuses to go away. The question is . . . what do we do with our “gaps”? More importantly . . . what does God do with them?
God calls our gaps . . .”sin”. While He loves us, He has no tolerance for sin . . . nor does He desire cover-up religion. He is so interested in a relationship with us, He was wiling to do everything, including dying on a cross, to purchase our freedom. From Hebrews 12 we read,
“He . . . through death . . . might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives.”
This is David “JB” Miller reminding you that the cross of Christ is a statement about how serious God is about sin. He has not come to expose, shame or discard us His children . . . He has come to be our covering . . . to destroy that which destroys us . . . closing the spiritual gap between virtual and reality . . . and eliminating the need for . . .
. . . oxymoron religion.