04 May 2009

Legalism, Licentiousness, and Love

Legalism destroys the freedom of faith, by denying the Gospel of Christ.

Licentiousness abuses freedom at the expense of the Gospel and faith, by denying the righteousness of Christ.

Love tempers freedom and uses it well, by faith in Christ and His Gospel.


Rev. James Leistico said...

just thinking in parallel ways here - you could have said Legalism denies the imputed righteousness of Christ. And then the final statement could be "by faith in the righteousness of Christ."

not that I'm so smart. You're the one who came up with this in the first place. thanks for putting it up here.

Rev. Rick Stuckwisch said...

That works, too, Brother Leistico. Thanks for the insight.