Thoughts on the Way Home

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Performance-Based Christianity


From Terry Rayburn at Grace for Life:

Performance-based Christianity is just a fancy way of describing a form of legalism. And it’s one of the most common forms of legalism in the Church, partly because it’s so subtle, and partly because we forget that everything we have is from God.

Performance-based Christianity is that form of legalism that tries to earn God’s love or favor by what we do, or how we perform.

The conclusion:

Let your performance be a fruit of walking with Jesus. Walking in the Spirit, in gratitude for what God has already done for you. Don’t ever try to EARN God’s love and favor. If you’re His child, you already have it.

We are "...servants of a new covenant, not of the letter, but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life." (2 Cor. 3:6)

And that New Covenant, of course, is in Jesus Christ, who became sin for us that we might become the righteousness of God.

What a Savior and Friend!

Read the whole thing HERE.