Tag Archives: Legalism

Not imitation but incarnation

There’s a world of difference between imitation fruit and living fruit on a vine or tree. And there’s also a world of difference between what you think you should do for Christ and having Him live His life through you. … Continue reading

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True confession

Last time I talked about the fallacy of the popular idea of keeping short accounts with God through the continual confession or our sins. Actually, there are things we do confess as believers, but ongoing confession for sins we may … Continue reading

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What interpretative lens are you looking through?

I want to continue where I left off here about how to properly understand the Bible. As I said before, many Christians, even respected Bible teachers, seem to read the Bible indiscriminately. What I mean by this is that we … Continue reading

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Reading the Bible with the right glasses

I have found that many Christians, even respected Bible teachers, seem to read the Bible indiscriminately. What do I mean by this? They don’t read it with their Jesus glasses on. Especially, when reading the Old Testament. And when we … Continue reading

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Obeying Jesus’ commandments

Just how do we obey Jesus? And, for that matter, how do we actually do what Jesus did? (W.W.J.A.D.) Secondly, what is the outcome of this obedience? I ask this because when you understand what I have to say, it will unlock … Continue reading

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The Fence

Trying to live by the Law, or any attempt to be sanctified by the Law, is like living by a fence. I wrote about this is in two other posts, “Why we really do need freedom from religion” and “Is … Continue reading

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Eight (good) signs of a “hyper-grace” church

Paul Ellis gives a brilliant treatment and rebuttal on his blog (“Escape to Reality“) to a recent article in Charisma Magazine titled, “8 Signs of ‘Hypergrace’ Churches” by Joseph Mattera (Thank you Ben Kilen for the re-blog). Ellis gives his own eight signs of … Continue reading

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Is it “hyper grace” or just God’s radical grace?

This post isn’t about either bashing or promoting Joseph Prince. I’ve heard very little of his teaching. But there seems to be a lot of people doing both. I keep hearing we should watch out for this “hyper grace” message. What are we actually afraid of? … Continue reading

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We become “foolish Galatians” when…

Are you a New Covenant Christian or do you have some mixture of both the Old Covenant and the New? And how can we tell the difference? As Andrew Farley would say, we are suckers for religion. We like the predictable confinement of … Continue reading

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Why do we have such a problem with freedom?

Why are Christians so worried about actually being free?  This is one of the strangest things I’ve ever pondered. We seem determined to live bound… by religious rules, by behavior modification…instead of by the freedom of the Spirit. I remember getting saved and freed from my sinful prodigal … Continue reading

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