And Jesus answered, “O faithless and twisted generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me.” Matthew 17:17
Me, pervert the gospel?
How would you feel if someone says you pervert the gospel?
If you feel upset or defensive, you are most likely perverting the gospel by feeling righteous in your attitude or right in your mind.
Meet the Holy Spirit
You “distort, corrupt, subvert, twist, bend, abuse, misapply, misuse,misrepresent, misinterpret, and falsify” the gospel when you feel superior to those who who don’t accept, believe or obey the gospel because it is the Holy Spirit who enable you to receive and respond to the gospel in the first place.
What does it look like for you to be faithful and straight?
Get to know the Holy Spirit. Receive the Holy Spirit. Invite the Holy Spirit.
You know the Holy Spirit when others see the fruit of the Spirit in you.
Do others see “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control”?