Thursday, December 4, 2008

More on Legalism from Miscellanies

My favorite quote from Tony's piece:

"Rules are not the problem. The great irony (and danger) of legalism is this: If you think God is more pleased with you because you take your child to a soccer game instead of church, if you think God is more pleased with you because you do not live by rules, and if you think God is more pleased with you because you do drink alcohol—you are just as legalistic as the man who thinks that perfect church attendance, lists of rules, and abstaining from alcohol makes him more pleasing to God."

A little more than a month ago Tullian Tchividjian wrote an article similar to Tony's, which I blogged about: God, I thank you that I'm not like... the Pharisees?

This is a recurring theme for me. Guess it's time for me to really get it, eh?

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