“The abundant life is a life that is constantly being beheaded by the truth.”
Legalism and Leadership
“For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:20)
You may have had some experience with a “legalistic” church or Christian. We all know that a domineering leadership is a curse to the work of God, but so many people who make the decision to leave such ministries, or individuals, behind become “lawless” in their liberty. What’s really going on there, and what is the Bible’s solution for legalism?
[This post has been refined and included in Sweet Counsel: Essays to Brighten the Eyes.]
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