Tullian Tchvidjian expresses his dislike of accountability groups.
He writes, "Setting aside the obvious objection that Christ settled all our
accounts, once for all, such groups inevitably start with the
narcissistic presupposition that Christianity is all about cleaning up
and doing your part. These groups focus primarily (in my experience,
almost exclusively) on our sin, and not on our Savior. Because of this,
they breed self-righteousness, guilt, and the almost irresistible
temptation to pretend, or to be less than honest. Little or no attention
is given to the gospel. There’s no reminder of what Christ has done for
our sin—cleansing us from its guilt and power—and of the resources that
are already ours by virtue of our union with Him. These groups thrive,
either intentionally or not, on a “do more, try harder” moralism that
robs us of the joy and freedom Jesus paid dearly to secure for us. When
the goal becomes conquering our sin instead of soaking in the conquest
of our Savior, we actually begin to shrink spiritually"
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