Good question. Did Philip understand? Amazing how the enemy gets in there and starts whispering things in your ear. Good thing you stopped doing all those evil things Phil… smoking, drinking, womanizing, cursing, swearing… all those terrible things... you need to get people saved so they will also stop doing all those terrible evil things… like you did…
Slowly things changed from a proclamation of freedom from captivity to getting saved and now stop sinning… like Phil did… slowly things changed to a self-righteousness where Phil was able to stop sinning…. so now you need to stop sinning… The teaching became the things we need to do and the things we need to stop doing. I was taught this… loved it… my natural man gloated in my own wonderfulness… and I went on to teach others the same lie.
Once again I need to say… I am so grateful that the Lord showed me the horror.. the horror… the horror… so thankful for His revelation of the lie… so thankful to understand that only He sets people free from captivity.
I mentioned previously… that the kind of sin I have been talking about here… that stuff is only the tip of the iceberg. The enemy loves to see us stay occupied and struggling with that kind of sin… just majoring in minors… so we never see the rest of the iceberg.
Guess I know what I need to write about tomorrow.