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Silencing the Word of God

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I am sick of people using the term, “legalism”, to silence those who defend doctrine or defend solid biblical positions. Or using the term, “Pharisee”, in the same way.

I find it dishonest when they do that. I would also say it is laziness for leaders and laypeople to use this tactic. 

Calling people, “Pharisee” or “Legalist”  has become the default position for Evangelicals to diminish doctrine in favor of an emphasis on “love”. This is a popular tactic used to force fellow Christians into subservience to the “love-is-all-we-need” mentality.

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False Humility in the Church

Boo and IndieNow, I realize that any one of us can get off base. Seriously, any of us can wander off the path and into the swamp. It is foolish to drive a stake in the ground before we’ve done a proper surveyor’s job. We need to be sure of what we believe before we open our mouths.

That takes study, prayer and growing in the Lord.

So, I am aware that avoiding pride and self delusion demands constant vigilance.

But there is this growing trend among Christians which is cautioning us to not be too sure of our convictions. As if, having and expressing deep beliefs is a sign of arrogance and pride.

Because that is, supposedly, not a “humble” thing to do.

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