The Four G’s
He suggests that underlying all our sinful behavior and negative emotions is a failure to believe one of these truths at a functional level, thus, we have adopted an idolatrous World View. Embracing, believing, trusting, and delighting in the appropriate liberating truth about God, therefore, has the power to set us free from sin. We need to recognize that this typically involves a daily struggle, the fight of faith, which we together with, our missional community and our elders, engage in. These four liberating truths offer a great diagnostic tool for addressing sin in our lives and in the lives of others. They reveal to us our crisis of belief:
- God is Great, so we don’t have to be in control.
- God is Glorious, so we don’t have to fear others.
- God is Good, so we don’t have to look elsewhere.
- God is Gracious, so we don’t have to prove ourselves.