When you merge something with impurities into something pure, it brings corruption.
In mathematics, we know a negative and a positive equals a negative.
As broken and flawed humans, we cannot improve the work of Christ by something we do, say, feel, or think.
Many times we are told the way to be a good Christian is “Jesus + (insert something we do or don’t do, an attitude, or a Christian discipline.)”
Consider some of the Christian activities we insert into this equation…
- Church attendance
- Spiritual gifts
- Bible reading
The list could go on and on. Notice the things listed above are all good things. We could easily attach a Scripture reference to each one.
The enemy would never think of convincing us that we need “Jesus + fornication or drugs” in order to be pleasing to God.