Whatever I command you, you shall be careful to do; you shall not add to nor take away from it. – Deuteronomy 12:32
Are you a legalist or a libertarian?
The legalist looks at all the commandments of God and says, “This is not enough! We need to clarify their meaning by adding more rules.” The libertarian looks at all the commandments of God and says, “These rules are not relevant anymore! We need to reinterpret them in light of current moral and societal standards. Some no longer apply.”
Perhaps you are neither one nor the other. The biblical Christian sees all of God’s commandments fulfilled in the heart of Christ. He is simply a follower of Jesus whose greatest desire is to please Him. She doesn’t see rules, for she already knows the Ruler.
There ain’t no rules around here, we’re trying to accomplish something. – Thomas Edison
Dr. David Pope is President and Founder of POPE Initiatives, a non-profit organization committed to providing executive-level management and support services for major global mission efforts.
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