Discussing Christ's Church and its Disciple Making Mission
If you never sin, then maybe you never need Lent or any other season of reflection in life, or sort of time for examination of conscience. Heck, if you never sin, you don't even need a savior! But it sounds like you are similar to the 30,000 other Christian protestant "denominations" - just winging it - according to your own interpretation of God's holy word. May God bless you during this Lenten season.- Joe Gunter
So you are giving up Lent for Lent...
Joe,Thanks for taking the time to comment.I do sin.I have the only Savior: Jesus Christ.I'm not a Protestant.I'm not "winging it."I follow the Holy Spirit's leading through the pages of the bible.
I do celebrate Lent for one reason. By the time Easter rolls around, I find that these 40 days of identifying with Jesus' suffering has gotten me to a place where I am absolutley STOKED for the resurrection. Maybe not everyone needs a time of intentional reflection, but I do.
Markus,I see why some Christians take part in Lent, and if it helps them that's great. Part of the reason I don't do Lent is that I don't celebrate Easter either. As Lent has no place in scripture, Easter doesn't either. As for the resurrection, now that I definitely celebrate.When I look in scripture, I see a church that celebrated Christ's death and resurrection on a regular basis, especially during the Lord's Supper. That's what I do as well.
Eric,Comments like Joe's, no matter how sincere, are very sad.How unwise it would be if I were to have the best barrister in the universe freely advocating on my behalf in the highest court in creation, and I chose to do as Joe, and represent myself.Jesus is my Advocate (1 John 2:1) and He intercedes (Hebrews 7:25)for me at the right hand of God.
John,Well said. Joe needs to reject man's traditions in favor of the One who is all good. Christ wore the ultimate ashes on the cross; therefore, we don't need to.
Eric,Giving up Lent for Lent is my annual tradition. I think I'll add it to my church calendar. ;)
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