Do we realize that we’re struggling with a legalistic view? Here’s a test: If you believe that you will or won’t be blessed by God, or close to God because of something you’re doing or not doing, you’ve stumbled into legalism.
“The mind set on the Spirit is the mind that has been fundamentally touched so that it no longer responds as a slave in bondage to fear, but a son beloved by the Father.”
Often the teachings of Jesus in the Gospels are presented apart from an understanding of the impact of His Work on the cross, and this leads to great loss and confusion among Christians. Lordship Salvation finds great entrance where the focus is not placed on the finished work of Christ!