The prodigal god younger brother vs

That can only mean one thing.

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The prodigal god younger brother vs

Like the Pharisees, the older brother wants not only to enjoy the rewards of being dutiful, but to deny those rewards to anyone else. He challenges Christians with the fact that churches tend to be havens for the older brother kind of believer. Even more amazing is the fact that he is the leader of The Gospel Coalition. Because sin is not just breaking the rules, it is putting yourself in the place of God as Savior, Lord, and Judge just as each son sought to displace the authority of the father in his own life. For Keller, this is authentic Christianity. With integrity. In this book Keller makes no claim to originality. Jesus says through this parable—they are right… The anger and superiority of elder brothers… can create a huge body of guilt-ridden, fear-ridden, spiritually blind people, which is one of the great sources of social injustice, war, and violence… Our big cities are filled with younger brothers who fled from churches in the heartland that were dominated by elder brothers. Elder brothers obey God to get things.

If the preaching of our ministers and the practice of our parishioners do not have the same effect on people that Jesus had, then we must not be declaring the same message that Jesus did.

They have come to the conclusion that religion is one of the greatest sources of misery and strife in the world.

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He was just as resentful of the father as was the younger son. They studied and obeyed the Scripture.

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This is, I think, the crux of how Christianity works.

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The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith by Timothy J. Keller