On today’s episode, we talk about rules. Have you ever felt like Christianity has too many rules to follow? Does the Bible just seem like a huge book full of commands to you? Commands that are restrictive that will lead to a boring life? Is it really just moralism? Some people would even argue that the Bible is outdated so its rules are outdated. Others would say you can’t live up to the rules anyway, so why try at all? These are all objections that we may have heard or thought ourselves. Because here’s the thing: the Bible does have a lot of commandments.
So we have to ask: what really is with all of the commands about what to do and what not to do? Isn’t the gospel about grace? Yes, it is! But here’s the truth: when we approach the law in the proper way, we will see that the law offers hope and joy. It is for our good! It is a gracious and beautiful gift from God to His people! Christ sets us free us from guilt and shame, and it is from this freedom that we can obey the Word of God and display the holiness and grace of God to a world in need. We pray this conversation clears up some confusion and gives you a fresh perspective on the rules found in the Bible.
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Scripture mentioned in this episode:
- Matthew 5-7
- Genesis 12
- Exodus 19:5-6
- 1 Peter 2:9
- Romans 7:7
- 1 Corinthians 15:10-11
- James 2:26
- Exodus 14
- Exodus 20
- Matthew 10:8
- Matthew 5:14-16
- 1 John 4:19
- Matthew 22:37-40
- Romans 13:10
- 1 John 4:8
- Deuteronomy 10:12-13
- Psalm 84:11
- Psalm 19-7:11
- Romans 3:20
- Isaiah 55:8-9
- Romans 11:33-36
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