Saturday, September 19, 2009

It's nice to know that we're not under the law, but...'s even better to know that it has been wiped out, having been nailed to the cross and taken out of the way!
And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Col 2:13-15
Does the church really "get" this?!


  1. Nope, sad to say it, but they most certainly do not!! Keep preaching it!! It's way more than NICE to know we are not under law, and that it has been cancelled for us. I was just thinking about how insane it is to feel the weight of guilt and awareness of your faults - it's enough to make one suicidal - we really do have it WAY better than we know. I certainly can't imagine living under the OC fully..........oy, I shudder to think, I am so grateful for the freedom we have in Christ and that we died to the law so we could marry another perfect husband who doesn't point out our faults!!!!!!!!!

  2. Oh so very true, Lydia... and indeed sad. Living under the weight of guilt and awareness of our faults truly can lead to suicidal thoughts for some. At the very least, for many people it leads to sadness, a lack of joy, depression, etc.

    Yeah I've thought of that before - living under the OC. What a completely different way of life that would've been! I can barely handle subtle legalism! How terrible it would have been to live with the pressure of trying to keep all those laws and commandments!

    But indeed, thank God that we have a perfect husband who keeps no record of our wrongs and who in fact builds us up in the truth of our righteous identity and sonship!

  3. Totally! It is absolutely the best to know that our sins are WIPED out.

    as I just posted on Jamies page - Dan has just been framing in and drywalling seperate 'sunday school' rooms at a friends church building. The most predominate feature there while he works are posters of the Ten Commandments. Driving him to distract I tell you. . . As Dan puts it when he comes home, people are so double minded. They read about the grace of God so clearly laid out in the bible and yet have so many standards and laws to live by. How confusing! How miserable! How insane!

  4. Ooooh, that would drive my batty. LOL. :) I actually have a harder time when there is a subtle mixture of law and grace - you know, when grace is taught but the leaven of the law mixes into it. It gets real messy in my head, and I have to stay away from that! But really, no matter where it is that Christians are using law in any way, shape or form as a means of trying to 'live right' or aid in the living out of the Christian life, it's futile and I hope and pray that they will come to the truth!