Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Good point

Jeff Weddle: "Doing what God says is not legalism, nor is it legalism to tell people to do what God says."


Blogger Royce Ogle said...

It becomes legalism when you tell people they will be justified by God because of what they do.

There are many teachers who are trying desperately to protect believers from those who emphasize God's grace in salvation. The supposed fear is that grace teachers don't believe in obedience. That is a straw man, a myth. I don't personally know even one person who teaches such gargage.

I teach a more rigid obedeince than most of those who criticize me. People who don't try to be obedient are imposters and are not saved.


9:56 PM, December 08, 2009  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

I'm with you on this, Royce.

9:04 AM, December 09, 2009  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

In fairness to Jeff, I will say that I think I've run across some real, live straw men through the years. Several years ago, for example, a fellow in Kentucky tried to pick a fight with me over whether or not the very act of calling for believer's baptism was itself a works heresy. I also know a CofC preacher working so hard to overcome a long personal history of Pharisaism that he has at times tended to label any calls for Christian discipline as legalism.

10:32 AM, December 09, 2009  
Anonymous jeff weddle said...

Straw men for some are real men for others! I've met my fair share who think listening to God is legalism.

6:43 PM, December 09, 2009  

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