Post details: Paul, the former LawHead.


Permalink 01:25:42 am, Categories: By Trent, 188 words   English (US)

Paul, the former LawHead.

"What actually took place is this: I tried keeping rules and working my head off to please God, and it didn't work. So I quit being a "law man" so that I could be God's man. Christ's life showed me how, and enabled me to do it. I identified myself completely with him. Indeed, I have been crucified with Christ. My ego is no longer central. It is no longer important that I appear righteous before you or have your good opinion, and I am no longer driven to impress God. Christ lives in me. The life you see me living is not "mine," but it is lived by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I am not going to go back on that. Is it not clear to you that to go back to that old rule-keeping, peer-pleasing religion would be an abandonment of everything personal and free in my relationship with God? I refuse to do that, to repudiate God's grace. If a living relationship with God could come by rule-keeping, then Christ died unnecessarily." -Gal 2:19-21 (The Message)

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Comment from: Pam [Member]
There isn't much to add to that but, Amen!

Permalink 06/07/06 @ 11:55
Comment from: Shira [Visitor]
Hey brother-you have put some snotty answers on my questions . I understand ur revelation of grace but I also see a deep arrogance in you and a quick willingness to offend " lawheads " for the sake of grace. The Lord didnt give you grace to mock others publicly and to mock their limited knowledge of Him.They are worshipping Him in their own ways He didnt tell you to bring them to grace by mocking their worship.. Do you remember how Joseph wouldnt put Mary away publicly because he was a righteous man ? You arent doing that. I put my testimonies on yahoo to glorify Him-not " brag " as you accuse...We are commanded to do that. Bless u...Shira
Permalink 06/07/06 @ 13:18

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