The Religious Gospel plays the Shame and Blame Game.

“Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense; and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.” (Rom. 9:33)

For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” (Rom.10:11)

For it stands in Scripture: “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone,
a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.” “Everyone who trusts in Jesus will never be put to shame or suffer blame.”
(1 Peter 2:6)

Shame means disgrace, dishonor, disfavor. It is being out of favor; a loss of favor. Shame is literally the opposite of grace.

The shame and blame gospel is not the gospel of Christ's grace.

In playing the shame and blame game with people we cause them "turn in upon themself" thus the shame and blame game causes guilt and it cause a peoson to indulge in a pity party where they devalue themself or think that God devalues them based their behavior or actions. That type of guilt is not condusive to positive motivation or actions. Guilt conseciousness does not produce hope or peace. It drivee people away from God. That shame and blame barrier is what Christ removed on the cross.

People in the pre-cross era always lived playing the shame and blame game.

"The old system under the law of Moses was only a shadow, a dim preview of the good things to come, not the good things themselves. The sacrifices under that system were repeated again and again, year after year, but they were never able to provide perfect cleansing for those who came to worship. If they could have provided perfect cleansing, the sacrifices would have stopped, for the worshipers would have been purified once for all time, and their feelings of guilt and consciousness of sin would have disappeared." (Hebrews 10:1-2)

People in the post-cross era who are in Christ are free from having the shame and blame game. "Behold, your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for" (Isaiah 6:7). Jesus the perfect sacrifice provides for us "perfect cleansing & forgiveness once for all time." He renders our feelings of guilt and our consciousness of sin to be no longer absolutes. We are free from them.

Everyone who trusts in Jesus will never lose His grace or love, they will never lose favor with God. A believer cannot be out of favor with God. When you feel shameand blame, when you feel guilt, you feel like you have lost favor with God but that is absolutely not the case! As a loved child of God, He will never put you to shame.

If you understand the Grace of God and are living fully the grace life, you will never feel shame. As long as you are trusting Him and His love you will not feel shame. Why? Because you are living in the reality of God's love and grace. Iiving under the law or religious rules and regulations means I am not trusting God therefore, I am susceptible to feeling guilt bt playing the shameand blame game, by accepting the lie that I have lost favor with God. However, if I am trusting that God only gives me grace (loving kindness) and never gives me disgrace (shame) I will never feel shame.

Being motivated by guilt is a result of the shame and blame game that religion plays to manipulate its adherents to obey the rules and regulations established to maintain the viability of the denomination.

Shame is what caused Adam and Eve to hide from God in Genesis 3:8. Before they ate from the tree they were not ashamed. After they ate from the tree they hid from God because they were afraid of God. Guilt because of shame and blame causes you to hide from God. The guilt of the shame and blame game lowers a person in their own estimation, weakens them, and causes them to yield to sin more.

Shame and blame inducing is not sin reducing, it is sin producing!

Playing the sham end blame game produces guilt and is not love or grace based, it is for the selfish removal of my own negative emotion. It isn't about loving the other person. It is about me feeling better about myself. If I do something because I'm going to feel guilty if I don't then it is still about me, its not about people I heap shame and blame on.

The Grace Gospel is Freedom from The Shame and Blame Game in and through the Name that is above every Name. "Jesus"


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