The Most Dangerous Word
One of the best articles I’ve read about Grace and Legalism.
“Pastor Tullian Tchividjian writes “Legalism says God will love us if we change. Grace says God will change us because He loves us.””
Many times to better understand something, it is helpful to learn what the opposite of that something is.
I’m a student and proponent of Grace. But Grace can be a squishy word. So I would like to talk about the opposite of Grace, which is LEGALISM.
Pastor Tullian Tchividjian writes “Legalism says God will love us if we change. Grace says God will change us because He loves us.”
Nicodemus was a legalist. He was a Pharisee.
Max Lucado writes “It’s a fact of the farm. The most fertile ground remains barren if no seed is sown.”
This defines legalism. Legalism is obsessed about soil preparation but totally misses the point of the seed. This is how legalism thinks. Faith is an outside work. How you speak, act, pray, the image you portray.
If Nicodemus would have been a farmer, he would of had a degree from the University…
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