Straight Ahead!

Morning Thought: A man falls to his knees and cries, “Where should I go, Lord?” An angel points forward saying, “Straight ahead!” There are two main diversions from God’s way. To the right is legalism: adding extra burdens to God’s Word. To the left is liberalism: taking away from God’s Word the call to wholehearted obedience. Stick to Scripture and the guidance of the Holy Spirit and they will keep you going straight. “For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it” (Matt. 7:14).

Published by: ggerhauser

Born and raised on Long Island, New York, I migrated to Australia in 1999. That’s when I married my beautiful wife, Anna, and we planted our church and Bible School. We’re now the proud parents of four children, ranging in age from eight to twenty-one. We’re still pastoring the same beautiful church, Church on the Park, in the the heart of Brisbane, Australia ( We also continue to teach our awesome students at Holy Fire Ministry Training School ( I love to write and encourage God's people. And something that many people don't know, I'm a DJ as well (aka DJ SOL Vibes).

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4 thoughts on “Straight Ahead!”

  1. I have been against dominations adding extra contrary to The Holy Bible for decades; Jesus and I are against religious burdens put on the sheep that are not in The Holy Bible. Though your writings have been closer to the bullseye, you should have not used the abusive and unfounded word “legalism”, and instead just wrote “adding extra burdens to God’ Word”. Unfortunately, the word, “legalism”, has been used against Christians, who obey what Jesus says in The Holy Bible. It is explained further on its own Page, “Legalism” and “Legalistic” in
    Testimonies and
    Brother Phil

    1. Hi Phil, thank you for taking the time to respond. You are right, the word legalism has been used against sincere believers who are serious about holiness. This is an abuse of the word. However, what I am trying to communicate is the historic use of the word ‘legalism,’ that is seeking righteousness through the law and adding things to the law. So my goal is to promote that justification is by faith alone. But, that faith produces good fruit. Unfortunately, all my words fall short of God’s perfection, but I aim to speak what God is speaking to my heart.

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