May 29th 2015
Be careful what you allow your ears to feed upon in this world.
I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. (Galatians 1:6-8 KJV)
A mingling together of grace and law is like trying to mix oil and water. The law show us how sinful we are but it does nothing to save us. The law is useful in illuminating our sin nature but is powerless to take care of our inclination to sin. Focusing narrowly on the law creates hypocrisy in those who serve God but leaving the law out of the message creates a soft approach to the righteousness of God.
There are many flavors of the gospel message out in the world for man to feast upon. Some are more popular than others, some leave a strange taste in the back of your mouth, while others are shiny on the outside but are merely shallow and sugar coated outwardly having no lasting substance abiding in the middle.
People often choose to migrate towards those things which are pleasant and pleasing to their ears and eyes. The Gospel message of His Word is sometimes sharp; coming straight to the point in Truth rather than skating around the message which includes the power of His shed blood, cost of sin, conviction of the heart, and turning from sin or changing one’s mind about sin and viewing it as God sees it.