Friday, May 08, 2009

On discerning a legal spirit within

"The default mode of every fallen heart is to turn one’s obedience (works/performance) into the ground for one’s acceptance (justification) before God. It is as natural for a man to trust in his obedience (self-idolatry) as it is for a fish to breathe in water. And, it is about as unnatural for a man to seek peace with God by trusting in the gospel as it is for a man to breathe in water.

"Yet, we must seek to always recall the simple yet elusive truth of the gospel, which is: You and I are accepted by God, not on the basis of our personal performance, but rather on the basis of the righteousness of Christ alone."


Blogger Royce Ogle said...

Thanks Brother for this post.

I try constantly to make this exact point to our brothers and for the most part it seems to fall on deaf ears.


11:36 PM, May 08, 2009  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

I pray all the saints in your congregation will have ears to hear. Peace.

10:45 AM, May 11, 2009  

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