In this audio talk, Steve Brown argues that the most dangerous thing about the Christian faith is not our lack of commitment or our lack of theological knowledge, rather, that it can be so easily faked. The places of our greatest anger are the places where we are pretending to be something we are not. There is a direct correlation between your proclivity to wear a mask and God’s proclivity to tear it off. Brown maintains that we need to spend more time confessing our sins and less time confessing our goodness to a watching world – the reason we are so angry is that we are so busy keeping our sins from the world because we don’t want to hurt the name of Jesus. You don’t hurt the name of Jesus by confessing your sin, you hurt the name of Jesus by withholding it from a world that needs to hear it. Brown shows how Galatians 2 gives an unusual remedy to our problem of hypocrisy, an unforgettable fact, and an uncomfortable alternative.
Key Scripture: Galatians 2:11-21