Wednesday, March 26, 2008

"Christianity and Legalism"

Thought for the day: If you're a company that's selling a product and another comes selling product with your label which is far inferior to your own. What's your chief concern? To out sell them by focusing on a positive campaign? Or is it rather to viciously attack the credibility of the impostor? Legalists are impostors who need to be exposed. They're Catholics hiding behind a protestant confession, maybe worse; they are spitting on the grace of God (albeit practically) by plowing ahead on their own. And the world will never buy a "gospel" that is characterized by human effort of will. Curse that "gospel."


Eilers said...

Wow, that is hard core. . . and right on. Where'd you get it? Keep it coming.

Matthew LaPine said...

I hope you understand I don't mean to say that we don't display grace to those trapped in legalism, but rather that we ought to attack the very central ideas of the legalistic framework with unyielding ferocity. We need to display the "older brother" as the outright fraud that he is with stark naked clarity. Only then will the gospel be good news.

Eilers said...

Yeah Keller!!!