There is a price for Gospel honesty. It’s a rather steep one.

Before I go on, I want to define “Gospel honesty.” I’m using the phrase to indicate honesty about one’s sin and the redemption of Christ through His blood on the cross, which takes the reality of God’s grace and amplifies it to the world without shame or reservation since Christ has, indeed, died for me…for all who believe. The Gospel allows me to be honest about what tempts me because my Savior has paid the price for my shame.

Put another way, I should be free to let my light so shine before people that they would see my good works and glorify my Father who is in heaven.

I’m no longer a teacher. Apparently, my sharing God’s grace in my life is the reason.

So as I was saying…the price for Gospel honesty is steep. Plantinga is right. Things aren’t the way they’re supposed to be.

Shunned by some...