Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Four Ways For A Christian Writer To Win A Publishing Package HERE



The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!



 
Devotionals PLEASE ENCOURAGE THE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING

  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE AS A MEMBER OR ANONYMOUSLY
  SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
Christians are not rule keepers
by Susan Barnes 
03/13/14
For Sale
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





Since you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why…do you submit to its rules: "Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!"? Colossians 2:20-21

Here Paul is making the astonishing statement that Christians are not to be focussed on rule keeping. This is because we are under the new covenant of grace. St. Augustine went as far as to say, "Love God and do whatever you want". St. Augustine knew that if we really love God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength then we will only do what pleases him.

Reading the Old Testament we soon realize that God's people were not able to keep rules and Peter made this clear when he addressed the Council at Jerusalem, "Now then, why do you try to test God by putting on the necks of Gentiles a yoke that neither we nor our ancestors have been able to bear?" (Acts 15:10).

In our own strength we cannot obey the rules. However through Jesus' death and resurrection we enter the New Covenant and live under grace. This verse in Colossians teaches us about the rich freedom of living under grace where we no longer have to worry about rule keeping. This freedom is overwhelming yet God didn't leave us without direction. He promised his Spirit, "And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws" (Ezekiel 36:27).

It is not in our strength we are careful to keep the rules, but rather by God's Spirit.

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by Susan Barnes  or search for articles on the same topic or others.


Read More - Free Reprints, Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Christian writers can JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and help spread the Gospel.


The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed
Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 107 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date
Adekunle Lawal 13 Jun 2014
Susan, your article is inspirational and educative. I was blessed reading it. Thank you and God bless.




TRUST JESUS TODAY











Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com