24 Jul Thread #105: False Religions Have a Root of Truth
Does your church or family need to be freed from legalism? Is there even a part of our salvation that is dependent upon our performance of rules? It’s not a new question. Early Christians struggled with this question too.
Groups of Jewish teachers arose and began to spread a doctrine among the new believers that God would not accept them unless they were first perfect in keeping the regulations of the Jewish traditional faith. Only then, they said, could the blood of Jesus be applied. There was a special meeting of the Apostles and elders of the church just to answer this question. False religions always have a root of truth, but they soon branch out into legalism and its bondage. Are you in the bondage of legalism? Do you need to change your thinking? So, are we saved by faith or by works or both?