Gardner: Legalism and Sanctification

Thomas Hawk, Compfight, CC
Thomas Hawk, Compfight, CC

Right off the bat we know 2 things as true: God desires us to be holy & the Holy Spirit is responsible for the process of sanctification (1 Peter 1.2). But this process is drawn out — and at times painful.  Aren’t their any shortcuts? Perhaps some ‘spiritual accelerators’? Legalism would say yes.

“Hey christian,” suggests Legalism, “you want to be holy? Just follow this list of expectations:”

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One thought on “Gardner: Legalism and Sanctification

  1. Indeed … but the problem is that while we want to see sanctification, if we can’t see it happening, we’ll settle for legalism as the best we can manage.

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