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November 18, 2004

Will You Be Joining ATIA?

And the following is part of X-ATI Guy's decided nyet.

"The emphasis on performance--on outward behavior and appearance--does not produce holiness. Rather, it produces those who are very good at looking the part, pretending they are in line with all the standards rather than risk going against the tide. Not that all ATI students are fakes; that is not the point. But the system produces more than its share of young people who go along with things outwardly without having an inner commitment to the standards and convictions that are taught. And sadly, many students resist the outward "standards" as being phony, and in the process reject Christ.

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Christianity is freeing because of the grace Christ has bestowed on us. ATI, however, is made up of a list of rules, commitments, standards and behavioral guidelines. The emphasis on outward appearance, on listening to good music, and on exhibiting character distracts young people from the true essence of Christianity: a relationship with Christ."

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TG,

Just a heads up ... I moved from blogger to www.mrdawntreader.com.

Have a great weekend.

Jeff
The Dawn Treader

Posted by: Jeff at November 19, 2004 04:27 AM

Thanks, I'll update the blogroll. Glad you have a new URL. The - in the previous one sometimes prevented it from coming up.

Posted by: TulipGirl at November 19, 2004 06:21 PM


 
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