MWM: Legalists destroy Faith

Legalists make faith too complicated. They create a checklist that includes the essential of the faith: belief in Jesus Christ’s sacrificial death on the cross for sinners. But, they also include other requirements for salvation: baptism, speaking in tongues, correct political voting record, suit and tie for men, dresses for women, no tattoos, no hats in the church facility, a fish bumper sticker, proper Bible translation, music before 1980, and the list goes on and on and on. Faith becomes exhausting instead of life-giving. Faith becomes all about them instead of all about Jesus. Faith is about man-based works, not the finished work of Jesus. NO! Legalists ruin faith and fun. Don’t put your confidence in yourself or anyone other than Jesus Christ. Genuine faith and freedom can be found in Him and Him alone.

Philippians 3:3: “For we who worship by the Spirit of God are the ones who are truly circumcised. We rely on what Christ Jesus has done for us. We put no confidence in human effort.”

#MinuteWithMaxon #MWM #Philippians

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