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Legalism: When Love Just Isn’t Good Enough

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I’ve recently been thinking along these lines:

Isn’t legalism just a way of saying that loving God and others just isn’t good enough.

Let me explain.  In most cases we all know what the right thing to do is.  It is written in our hearts.  We all know that using an instrument is not wrong, we know that women can speak in church, we know that we shouldn’t be mean to homosexuals, we all know there shouldn’t be any wars, and we all know loads of other things that we use legalism to justify ignoring.  We use the Bible to justify doing what we know to be wrong but want to be right.

I guess some people want to limit the bounds of the family of God.  They want women to be subservient.  They want to hate homosexuals (and anyone else who doesn’t fit their definition of “normal”), they want to justify hating and killing their enemies and want to justify many other things as well.

Its a terrible shame when biblical interpretation is used to justify things that the Lord Jesus Christ would never approve of.

You can have your bible religion if you want it, but I want to follow Christ.  We all know what is right because it is written on our hearts.  Just had to get that off my chest


Written by freeinchrist

May 17, 2010 at 8:00 am

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