Legalism! Almost no one is neutral on the subject. Some see a legalist behind every attempt to encourage holiness in the lives of God’s people, while others fail to see that they have fallen into the clutches of legalistic thinking. In the name of calling people to righteousness, many add to the Word of God and form a system destined to end in an unbiblical approach to godly living. The results of legalism are truly devastating. Many fail to learn to think, or at least think biblically, but continue to conform to the rules that have been laid before them. Robotic in their obedience, they never experience the joy of the freedom available in Christ. Others rebel, not only against the system, but against even those teachings that are true to the Scriptures. These rebels often leave their families and the church in pursuit of personal pleasure. In so doing they find themselves becoming slaves to sin. This book is designed to expose legalism and its tragic results and then point the way to a true holiness that is based in biblical motivations. It is hoped that Christ will be glorified through truly holy lives.
Most people, even those who believe in Christ, still struggle with contentment. In fact, learning to be content is one of the most difficult lessons of the Christian life. Still, we are called to be content, and so let us learn this difficult lesson, as did the apostle Paul, who from a prison cell, spoke of his own contentment in Christ.... Keep Reading
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The Word of God is sufficient for all that the believer needs to live for God's glory. The legalist, however, says through his extra biblical teaching that His Word is not sufficient.... Keep Reading
Church discipline's primary purpose is the restoration of the sinning brother or sister. However, another incentive for the application of discipline is the protection of the church family.... Keep Reading
Jesus said, "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven." Matthew 7:21... Keep Reading
Legalism most often results in robotic obedience to both biblical and extra-biblical rules, or else in rebellion against both biblical and extra-blblical rules. The book Robots or Rebels is intended to point out the source, forms, and dangers of legalism while also exhorting its readers to biblical motivations for true holiness.... Keep Reading