It’s all about grace! Try to stay in the middle…
There are two extremes and one middle ground.
Legalism – characteristics: bound by law, dos and don’ts, strict
License – characteristics: abuse of grace, entitlement and selfishness, no boundaries
Liberty – FREEDOM! – living in the middle ground; no extremes
2 Corinthians 3:4-6 (ESV) —Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, butÂ our sufficiency is from God, who has made us sufficient to beÂ ministers ofÂ a new covenant, not ofÂ the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, butÂ the Spirit gives life.
Gal. 2:20-21 —Â I have beenÂ crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who livesin me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God,Â who loved me andÂ gave himself for me. I do not nullify the grace of God, forÂ if righteousness[c]Â were through the law,Â then Christ died for no purpose.
â€¢ Grace stands alone – Eph. 2:8 —Â ForÂ by grace you have been savedÂ through faith. And this isÂ not your own doing;Â it is the gift of God
â€¢ In Christ there is freedom – Gal 5:13 —For you were called toÂ freedom, brothers. Only do not use yourÂ freedomÂ as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
â€¢ Holiness is the goal – Live a life that pleases God. Heb 12:14 —Â Strive for peace with everyone, and for theÂ holinesswithout which no one will see the Lord