If a relationship or a love depends on or is tied to performance, it won’t last long and it will cause anguish – especially with unattainable standards. This is why religious myth # 3 is so very dangerous and deadly to our Healing Relationship.
Religious myth #3 – “Faith without works is dead so I must follow the law plus Christ to be right with God.”
“One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and as his disciples walked along, they began to pick some heads of grain. The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?” He answered, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need? In the days of Abiathar the high priest, he entered the house of God and ate the consecrated bread, which is lawful only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions.” – Mark 2:23-26
As long as a creation bases its existence of its performance, anxiety will be its master. God knew it, knows it and sent Jesus to show the difference. How?
1)”Christ is the end of the law for all that believe” – Romans 10:4
2)”Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand” – Romans 5:1-2a
3)”Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar?” – James 2:21
Faith has and will Always be The Cornerstone in a Relationship with God – the rule book ends where Christ begins because we have Faith in what He did Not in what we do! Faith in what we “do” is the way of the world – NOT – The Way of Grace!
GraceFull Truth – All Righteousness is “by Grace through Faith” – works of Faith are works of Resting in His Goodness, His Finished work, His Unconditional ans Eternal Love for us.