Monday, July 9, 2012

Obedience to the Clear Teaching of Scripture is not Legalism!

So it's not legalism for us to have pointed out to us the imperatives of Holy Scripture and the exhortations of Holy Scripture. Sometimes you will have people who will say the Holy Spirit has not yet said to me or brought home to my heart that I should do a certain thing. And yet, that thing is written in the word of God. And I can only say that if it's written in the word of God, then we don't need the Holy Spirit to bring some particular inner conviction to us that that is for us, for it is in the word of God. God has expressed in the Scriptures, and therefore, we are responsible for the observation of that particular imperative or that particular exhortation. S. Lewis Johnson, from a sermon on Colossians 1:16-23.

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