Standing in True Freedom
The implication of the freedom we have in the gospel is that if we return to trying to justify ourselves by the law, we do not become more righteous, but we actually sever ourselves from Christ. Religious rituals like circumcision count for nothing, but what is important is that we love one another. The problem is that the people in the church who insist on circumcision are leading others away from the truth of their justification in Christ alone. In this, they are not loving one another but causing division. We must rather use our freedom in Christ to love one another.
1 July 2018