Did you know what legalism was when you first came to church on your own? Did this term come to your mind when you first stepped foot in Rony Denis’ House of Prayer church?
Are we supposed to be trusting in rules or in Jesus?
Legalism was definitely dealt with and taught against in the New Testament although Rony Denis promoted it.
The Pharisees and the wheels of legalism are still grinding in 2017.
So, why are so many people drawn to legalism? Is it because our pride wants us to feel like we are actually earning our salvation? Or could it be that we actually feel like we are better than others by keeping some rules that they don’t keep? Does it give us a sense of accomplishment even though on the cross Jesus said it is finished?
Are we saved by getting to work for God or are we saved by grace through faith in Him? The Bible actually teaches the latter.
After salvation then what? Are we not saved unto good works? Did Paul say that we should continue in sin that grace may abound? Of course not, but just like anything else people will pervert the truth. For example, there are perversions in the prosperity gospel message but does that mean that God does not want us to prosper? Just because some may pervert the message of God’s grace doesn’t mean it’s not real or that it condones lifestyles characterized by the works of the flesh. True faith in God produces or works love which enables us to obey God and it is not grievous. Is it fair to say that those in or used to be in the legalism circles have felt like someone will punch you in the face if you don’t obey their convictions or commandments?
OBEY OR ELSE!
I don’t think a knuckle sandwich gospel is what Jesus had in mind when he gave us the Great Commission. Did you know that Rony Denis has said that he wanted to punch people in the face?
I don’t think the desire of God’s relationship with us is one of fist to cuffs, or being shackled by man (Rony Denis) made rules.
The load of sin was enough to bear. Why do we need to add another burden of legalism. Can’t we just carry our cross?
How does this happen? The cross is not enough?
As you can see the Galatians fell for it as well!
Is this not a perfect picture of what Rony Denis is doing?
The wolf, Rony Denis, has led many people away with his false gospel of legalistic man worship.
The truth is that you will go crazy trying to keep up with the ever changing winds of legalism!
When it’s all said and done I’ll choose grace. What about you?
Free at last, Free at last, thank God and His Amazing Grace through Jesus Christ, we are Free at last from “massa” Denis’ legalism!