Author: Richard Rives
Today many would tell us that its all about grace and that to concern ourselves with the commandments of God is to be legalistic.
Nothing could be further from the truth. We are to be doers of the word, and not hearers only, and are told that to do otherwise is to deceive our own selves.
Throughout the ages, many have decided what they want or need Christianity to be and have been so bold as to suppose that it will yield to their desires. In search of non-Biblical grace, rather than conforming to Biblical precepts and acting upon them, they wrest the scriptures to their own destruction.
While “talking the talk,” they redefine Biblical Christianity to accommodate their own needs failing to recognize that true faith, as outlined in scripture, and as practiced by first century believers, is more than the recitation of Christian phraseology. It is walking the walk. It is a life-style of obedience to the commandments of our Creator, as recorded in the Bible, by the power of the Holy Spirit. That’s not being legalistic – That’s Biblical Christianity.
Earnestly contending for the faith once delivered to the saints,
I’m Richard Rives with Just the Facts.