Christianity is not moralism. Christianity is not religiosity. Jesus was crucified because we are committed to saving ourselves by our religious stamina and moral efforts. The Beatitudes in their simplicity are not commands to be followed, principles to live by, or attitudes to adopt. They profile people who have crucified their own morality in Jesus’ death, resurrection, and rule.
Crucifying Morality walks through Matthew 5:1-12, where Jesus doesn’t prescribe what ought to be in order to experience God’s grace, but describes what is true of people who understand the grace of God.
About the Author:
R. W. Glenn is the Pastor of Preaching and Vision at Redeemer Bible Church in Minnetonka, MN. He is the author of various evangelistic and theological audio and video resources with Wretched Radio and Television, as well as the books Modest: Men and Women Clothed in the Gospel written with Tim Challies, and Crucifying Morality: The Gospel of the Beatitudes. Bob and his wife, Gayle, have been married since 1995 and have two sons and two daughters.
Praise for Crucifying Morality:
“God’s sanctifying work in this Jersey boy is extraordinary. Jesus himself will come alive for you in the Beatitudes like never before.”
—David Mathis, Executive Editor, desiringGod.org
“This much is clear — Jesus turns the world upside down. This includes human morality. Read it and learn.”
—R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
“I love humor and I love theology. R. W. Glenn uses both to clear away the fog of confusion from the Beatitudes to show us that it’s all about Jesus.”
—CJ Mahaney, Sovereign Grace Ministries
“R. W. left me hopeful and motivated because he helped me see that the Beatitudes aren’t a moral code for me to achieve. Read and let yourself weep and celebrate.”
—Paul David Tripp
“The quest to become moral can turn into just one more self-salvation project. Bob shows that our anchor is that Jesus became like us.”
—Tullian Tchividjian, Pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, author of Jesus + Nothing = Everything
- Publisher: Shepherd Press (2013)
- ISBN: 9781936908530
- Page Count: 128
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