Jesus Our Drug Lord…?

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTENT MAY CONTAIN SNARKINESS Recently, I read a couple things about obeying God.  Both were clear obedience was not required for salvation.  So far, so good.  But the writings didn’t stop there: God provides for us and blesses us only if we obey; if we don’t obey, we won’t grow in holiness….

You Might Be a Legalist if…

You might be a legalist if: You’re trying to be a good spouse, parent, child, sibling, etc. Appearances are everything. You’re afraid of making mistakes.   You might be a legalist if: A person is made unclean by what goes into them (Mark 7:18-23). You’re afraid to make decisions when the Holy Spirit gives no…

Wonderful Things in Your Law (Part 2)

Image from “The Brick Testament“ Please read Part 1 before continuing…             Let’s consider another verse: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them” (Matt. 5:17). Here we see that law’s significance doesn’t lie…

Let Freedom Ring!

“Christ has liberated us to be free.  Stand firm then and don’t submit again to a yoke of slavery” (Gal. 5:1, HCSB) Slavery?  To what?  What is Paul talking about?  Other verses in Galatians show us slavery is a performance-based relationship with God.  In other words, like slaves, we have a place in God’s household…