June 14, 2012

Cheap Law - revisited


NOTE 3-14-2016
I have since come to realize that there are definitely problems with soft antinomianism going on in the church today. I wrote the original post here while still not seeing that problem. There certainly is a problem with hammering the law too heavily as well. But that isn't what I'm seeing in my circles at the moment.

original post:

I know I linked to Tullian's "Cheap Law" blog post in the previous post of mine. His was essentially a republish of another post by John Dink.

But I just wanted to grab a clip from the original, because it was so good.

Hallelujah, What a Savior!
"He tabernacles among the brokenhearted. Without a shred of ignorance, he can call every skeleton in your closet by name. Yet, Jesus is not ashamed to prepare a room for you in his Father’s house. He loves to share his reward with sinners. But, I must warn you. To those who think they deserve a place at my Father’s table… not even a stale crumb is reserved for you. If you trust in some personal display of good fruit to save your seat, you have received your reward and my Christ will not vouch for you. I beg you to listen to the voice of your first love: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
read more at John Dink's "Exchange" blog.  I assure you, only the spiritually strong and capable will be disappointed by it.

disclaimer (yes, Dink unfortunately does quote from Brennan Manning on his blog in other posts.  :-(  Sorry... not a fan of Manning.  Too squishy/mystical.)