The Misunderstood God

This is a book review about Durin Hufford’s book of the same name of this post. You can find it many places. Barnes and Noble has it in ebook for fast reading: here

The first six chapters were good. As the book wore on, the biggest problem I had with it was that he made fun of binding and taking authority without any cause or proof, but just because he wanted the book to reflect his message of love and wanted it to be a cure all. He had a goal and mission in mind. But I have come to learn that just because one person says something wrong does not mean the rest of what they say is wrong. Maybe I should clarify. Most of mainstream is wrong, sorry but it is true, but even the newer Grace Gospel teachers, MOST of what they say is true and can be backed up, but a phrase or two here and there will come up that is not right or true, and that is the sad nature of humans.

The reason I put so much faith now in the so called: “Gospel of Grace” is because it seems to be true. God has led me here. It took understanding on my part, and it was no easy journey to get to where I am at now. It can be easier for you if you don’t fight it.

This man sounds like me and how I viewed God. I hated my church but because I was told I could never trust my own feelings, and that I was always wrong, I thought it was coming from me. After everything I have learned, I realized that it was coming from the spirit after all, telling me this was wrong. Confessing sin never felt right to me. I felt naturally more inclined to just pray from my heart. I was always told God could not hear me, but I did it anyway and tested it. The past few months I have tested this on repeat and found out that God does listen to me!

Christians have said on robotic repeat for years the things this man mentions in his book, about “God caused this, God caused that”, etc. “I was convicted” is a famous one too. This book speaks in large part about love and how kind God really is towards us.

It was a real eye opener for me. I hated hearing the words: “God wants to use us!”. That always sounded so horrible. This book discusses that also. We have a hard time believing that God wants us to have a good life and wants us to be ourselves. That he freed us from sin and wants us to live our of that royalty as believers, with all of its benefits. It is a lot to swallow and most of us refuse because we are terrified it is wrong and God will punish us for “false teaching”. The only false teaching is what most of us get on Sunday, the watered down, slavery teaching that tells us God is a sadist who wants us to beg and grovel at his feet before he gives us anything. We don’t have to “get right with God”, He did everything for us.

For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.-Romans 8:2

For is by one man’s offence death reigned by one, much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.-Romans 5:17

Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us-Galatians 3:13

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