Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The curse of legalism...

"What is legalism? It is any attempt to earn approval from God with our imperfect actions, rather than accepting and being pleased with the approval that he freely offers us because Jesus has earned it for us with his perfect sacrifice. Legalism is always doomed to failure because we are imperfect and the God that we seek to impress is perfect. It robs us of peace and joy.

Arthur Wallace, in The Radical Christian, writes ``Legalism is [...] Satan's most effective means of infiltrating and undermining the work and witness of the church.''and Terry Virgo, in Restoration in the Church, writes ``The devil realizes that undermining the very character of the gospel is far more effective than opposing it blatantly because he then reduces it to the level of an irrelevant religion.''

SAY NO TO A MIXED MESSAGE !

9 comments:

Alan Hiu said...

Amen!

We need more of this preaching to dismantle Satan's banner i.e. legalism!!!

Well done, Craig!

Craig Glenn said...

Preaching freedom in the grace of Christ is THE best way to combat legalism...what you say Al...

Alan Hiu said...

Craig, I would say preaching the Person of Grace will give us real freedom and free us from legalism!

Craig Glenn said...

I like it.

jul said...

"NO!!!!"

There, I have joyfully and wholeheartedly obeyed your command haha!

Joel B. said...

But it's just so hard to say no. I have to do my part, right?

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Whew!

joyfullydia said...
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lydia joy said...

I like that, "Say no to a mixed message."

Could we get that put on a bumper sticker!!! or even better a TV commercial..... :)

Craig Glenn said...

Hows this for a bumoer sticker "Say no to a mixxed message...get THE message"