Are you moral? Law abiding? Decently good?
So, you’re not religious? Everyone (especially in the Pacific Northwest) wants to be self-righteous and they promote it by throwing a bumper sticker on their vehicle that promotes their cause. Yes, because inclusion is the best way to save the world. Let’s all get on the same wide road. Where does that lead?
Your organization is alright, but the organism known as The Body is all right. More than causes we need Christ. He is the head, the church is the body. And the body can’t move without the head.
So where is your identity?
Identity apart from Christ is rubbish, trash, a pile of feces. Yes. Feces. But wait, your pile is nicely stacked? Wait, your pile doesn’t smell as bad as anyone else’s? Rubbish! It’s still crap.
Are you moral? Law abiding? Decently good? I tried to be good and do good. But I was futile in my works. Without Christ I am nothing and I have no identity worth living for, let alone worth dying for. I had to change my thinking. I had to stop conforming to the ways of the world.
Ephesians 4:17-19 explains this…
But this isn’t what you were taught about Jesus Christ. He is the truth, and you heard about him and learned about him. You were told that your foolish desires will destroy you and that you must give up your old way of life with all its bad habits. Let the Spirit change your way of thinking and make you into a new person. You were created to be like God, and so you must please him and be truly holy.