Biblical Christianity Is Not A Religion Of Individual

1565 WordsJul 28, 20167 Pages
“Legalist!” This is the cry you hear when pointing out that the Lord Jesus has commands for which He requires obedience. The modern, mainstream Christian despises the words “commandments” and “obedience”, and they shriek loudly at the sound of the Word of God as it exposes their lawlessness. In John chapter 14, verses 15, 21 and 23 specifically, Jesus said, “If ye love me, keep my commandments”. And in 1 John 5:3, we read, “For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.” Hmm. So, what does this reveal about us if we say we love the Lord, and yet refuse to walk in obedience to His commandments, choosing instead to believe that there is no rule or requirement other than to “love”? Biblical Christianity is not a religion of individual customization according to personal preferences. Which is, sadly, exactly the core of the “Christianity” that’s swept today’s church like wildfire. There’s a great analogy I came across some time ago: A woman gets pulled over for speeding by a police officer. He says, “Do you know why I pulled you over?” The woman says, “I have no idea, officer.” “You were doing 50 in a 35 zone,” said the policeman. The woman replies, “I know that.” “Dont you know you were breaking the law?”, the officer asks. The woman responds with, “Well, I was keeping the law in my heart, officer. the whole DMV handbook can be summed up in ‘drive safely’.” The policeman says, “So, even though you were doing
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