Crucifying Morality

Posted on March 6, 2013 · Posted in Sanctification

Crucifying Morality

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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.

Includes group discussion questions with each chapter.

Appreciation 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,

“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

Jay Younts
Jay Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger. He is the author of Everyday Talk and other materials on parenting. He has been teaching and speaking on parenting issues for 30 years. Jay and his wife, Ruth, live in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. He serves as a ruling elder at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He and Ruth have five adult children.