09 Dec Thread #22: Getting Free From Legalism
Legalists mean well. They hope to find a way to minimize the defilement of sin and its power to destroy the beauty in life. It all starts out with naming external things that seem to have a connection to sin, then forbidding them. Over time there have been many forbidden things: pork, sex even in marriage, alcohol, and “worldly occupations” such as the entertainment industry. Women have been stripped of their makeup, jewels, short haircuts and the wearing of pants. Some listen to and play only “Christian” music. What does Jesus say about all of this? What works and what doesn’t in helping us find holiness in this life?