“How dare you agree with Scripture.”
“It’s [the current year]!”
What are we to make of this?
Is there a way to love the perfect law of God without being a legalist or Pharisee?
Here’s a simple framework that’s helped me: A Christian is one who follows Christ as Savior and as Lord.
It is only the Lord Jesus who saves.
— Cody Libolt (@CodyLibolt) October 22, 2017
- You can’t be your own savior. Works-righteousness is impossible to us.
- You can’t call Jesus your savior unless you also are also willing to call him your Lord.
(Faith, if it’s really faith, is faith in Jesus as Lord.)
I go into this framework in more detail in this explainer video.
This helps us see how a Christian [yes, even in the current year] can exercise discernment in a loving, Christ-like way.
If I Draw a Clear Moral Line, Does that Make Me a Legalist?