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  1. Legalism

    "Legalist" is probably the greatest misnomer in the religious world. In fact, legalists who call themselves "Christians" are anything but "legal" and should be called "illegalists."

    Legalism is a lethal misconception. It is commonly thought that legalism demands too high a standard of performance for acceptance by God, but just the opposite is true. Legalism requires too low a standard. Those who preach law and brag about being "law-keepers" ...
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  2. Romans 7, Part I

    For TWG, because you asked for it.

    From below:

    I have no problem understanding it.
    I believe it can be taken at its word.

    And since you requested:
    Rom 7:1 Do you not know, brothers--for I am speaking to men who know the law--that the law has authority over a man only as long as he lives?
    2 For example, by law a married woman is bound to her husband as long as he is alive, but if her husband dies, she is released from the law of marriage.
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  3. Sola Fide

    Quote Originally Posted by Nola369 View Post
    Faith is alone. What is revealed by our faith or fruit is something different entirely. Let's quote James, the patron saint of legalists. He was the one who caused Paul to take a vow and come groveling back to the old covenant. Just like SDA who love to keep their promises and reject the promise of God.
    Many Christians misunderstand the expression "Faith alone." They think it means that it is our faith alone that saves us. First of all, we have no faith unless it is ...
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  4. Swabbing the Deck, continued...

    TWG:
    Grace is forgiveness for failure to obey
    You belittle sin; therefore you belittle grace.
    Newsflash, "pastor": You were a sinner before you "failed to obey."


    Eph 1:7--In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace
    Did you not even read the verse you quoted?

    1. We have redemption.
    Past tense. A done deal. Accomplished fact.
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  5. Swabbing the Deck

    I felt that this post was too important to risk it being buried, so I am starting a new thread.

    This post is based upon the response of TWG, below.

    In a previous post I wrote:
    It is all about Jesus, "pastor," as badly as you hate for me to say that.

    Thank you for yet another opportunity to preach the Gospel to you!
    TWG's response was: "No, thank you..."
    His full statement was:

    No thank
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