Confronting the Sins we Tolerate
As Christians, we believe that all sins are considered equal in God’s eyes. Yet while evangelicals continue to decry the ones we consider ‘Big Ones’ – abortion, adultery, murder – we often overlook more deceptive sins. More personal sins. The ones we commit.
It seems we have created a sliding scale where gossip, jealousy, and selfishness comfortably thrive. In short, some sins have simply become acceptable. Almost respectable sins.
Author Jerry Bridges believes that just as culture has lost the concept of sin, the church faces the same danger. He writes not from a sense of achievement, but from the trenches of his own personal battles. Drawing from scriptural truth, he sheds light on subtle behaviors that can derail our spiritual growth, and he encourages us on a path to victory by re-applying the gospel freshly to our lives.
About Author Jerry Bridges
The Pursuit of Holiness. Trusting God. The Practice of Godliness. The Joy of Fearing God. Respectable Sins . . . One look at these book titles gives you a clear indication of what author Jerry Bridges is all about—teaching readers how they can know and understand God in a deep and meaningful way, and how that knowledge can literally transform their lives.
Jerry’s own life changed while serving as an officer in the United States Navy. It was during his military career that he first came into contact with The Navigators, an organization committed to this holy mission: “to reach, disciple, and equip people to know Christ and make Him known through successive generations.” Jerry soon felt God’s call to work for The Navigators ministry, and, in time, he became the vice president of its corporate affairs, applying his University of Oklahoma education. His relationship with The Navigators began in 1955, and it’s still going strong. Today, Jerry is a staff member with The Navigators Community Ministries Group, where he is engaged primarily in a Bible teaching ministry.
What Jerry Bridges means to his audience is evident—he’s a trusted, reliable source of spiritual wisdom that always leads them to the source of all things right and true: God.
Born in Texas, Jerry now lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his wife, Jane.