Because the original recording was misplaced, this podcast was re-recorded. Recording in an empty sanctuary takes a little of the vibrancy away from the recording — but the material remains.
I grew up attending church faithfully. So I saw it’s weaknesses and I saw it’s strengths. One of the glaring weaknesses I saw in the church, early on, was its tendency toward being rule-focused. This led to what we called legalism and judgmentalism.
Ultimately, this counterfeit morality led to the dysfunction of hypocrisy.
While legalism is not characteristic of all church groups, I would guess that all of us have had a brush with it. For me, as I saw it, legalism was something that strictly belonged to the church. Outside of the church, people were accepting and non-judgmental.
Counterfeit morality isn’t something that belongs to religious groups alone. Counterfeit morality has permeated society thoroughly.
You see it in politics, school systems, bowling leagues, sports and news shows.
Counterfeit morality is everywhere.
This podcast speaks about counterfeit morality, giving us a way to discover the meaning and source of genuine morality.