Steve Harper writes of the Third Temptation: Harper’s “The Third Temptation” https://oboedire.wordpress.com/2019/08/13/in-sight-the-third-temptation/#like-7284.
My comment: Excellent reflections, Steve. Thank you for this clear and compelling testimony. Yours is a journey many of us have taken. The tragic irony, of course, is in what has been lost — a focus on Christian Experience (yes, including conversion) and a piety that is deeply linked to the expression of compassion and the commitment to a just society (formerly known as “the spread of scriptural holiness.”) Even so, the allure of perfectionism, legalism and projection of any sinfulness onto those who differ has been, and still is, a threat for those who would be faithful. Keep on keeping on… with gratitude.
I do not usually post something on both Fscebook and Oboedire. This is an exception.
“The Third Temptation”
I cut my teeth as a new Christian on Evangelicalism. I developed my faith within Evangelicalism. I lived into my sixties ministering in various ways as an Evangelical. Today, I have abandoned the word. I have left the camp. Some in that camp have interpreted my leaving it with leaving the faith because to them, Evangelicalism and Christianity are virtually synonymous. But that has never been true, and it is not true in my case either. 
But they are correct in one facet of their observation: I am no longer an Evangelical as it has come to be identified (hijacked) by Christian fundamentalists today.  The Evangelicalism that I moved with for so long has radically changed, contorting it into a shape that in key respects looks very little like…
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