Matthew 15.21-31 | the only faith that saves
Topic: New Testament Passage: Matthew 15:21–15:31
Intro | The faith of a Pharisee
Any faith dependent upon the earthly work of men is an eternal death sentence. Religion and irreligion are two sides of the same sinful coin—two different ways to deny the one true savior. The irreligious deny Jesus through sinful living, making saviors out of creation. The religious deny Jesus through moral living, making saviors out of themselves.
Both are equally destructive, but the faith of religion is more dangerous. That is because it is a faith that looks clean on the outside, but is dirty on the inside. It is a faith that sounds obedient on the outside, but is rebellious on the inside. It is a faith that smells alive on the outside, but is dead on the inside. One is a faith that feels like worship on the outside, but is idolatrous on the inside. It is a faith that tastes good on the outside, but is bitter and unsatisfying on the inside. Read more.