Monday, June 6, 2011
Today most ministries preach a message of Grace balanced with a mixture of law. It may seem good and logical to balance the message of grace (unmerited favor) with a message of law (earned favor) but what man calls balance God calls mixture. You can't put new wine in old wineskins and you can't mix the old and new covenants. God is calling his church out of this error. (The book of Galatians addresses this issue.) God is leading his church out of Babylon. Babylon comes from the word babel which means confusion through mixing. When you mix law and grace you lose the power of both and religion is born. It becomes a man centered religion and not a Jesus centered relationship.