Most Christians are fooled into thinking they love God, when in fact they live their entire lives are opposed to everything He stands for.
Abraham, “our father,” provided for us the right example of what it means to “live by faith.” His faith was action-oriented, and not merely internal. His faith was so “action oriented,” the guy (at 99 years old) CIRCUMCISED HIMSELF on the exact same day that God told him to do so… no questions asked! ((shudders))
Believe me, that takes more than just “mental assent”… that takes COMMITMENT and FAITHFULNESS! What does that say about your faith? Click through and we’ll explore this topic.
We’ve all been accused of, or cautioned against, being legalistic, especially if you write posts or comments in blogs or participate in social media. You can count on it, sometime during an online discussion, we step over an unseen “line” and someone “lovingly” says “Hey, now you don’t want to be legalistic!” or “Now, we don’t want to take this into an area of legalism!”