Category: X. Legalism

Pastor Jesse Gistand on God-enabled Faithfulness, Commitment, Obedience, Self-Denial, and Focus

Note: The following is a relatively short excerpt from his May 14, 2016 study titled “Men’s Theology – Leadership Class – Part 5.” For the full audio, please click here or visit: http://www.grace-bible.com/sermons/sermon/2016-05-14/mens-theology-leadership-class-part-5-2016. I cannot stress enough how much I would encourage everyone to listen to it in its entirety. The study speaks volumes concerning…

What Are The Commandments Of God For Us Today?

What Are The Commandments Of God For Us Today? …And What Does It Mean For Us To “Keep Them”? By Curt Wildy INTRODUCTION If (by God’s grace and effectual working) we do not listen to the entire counsel of God, submit to it, have it guide our understanding of all truth, and govern all of…

Legalism: Is It Sinful For Women To Wear Pants?

Is It Sinful For Women To Wear Pants? Pants: articles of clothing or a tool of Satan? The encroachment of legalism in our day, as in days past, is no laughing matter. Left unchecked, it can lead to a Pharisaic mindset and the eventual manifestation of dead works and idolatry within a once faithful congregation.…

Charity, Christ, and the Benefit of the Doubt

Charity, Christ, and the Benefit of the Doubt Or Else: Judge, Jury, and (Ministry/Character) Executioner Hard Lessons Learned; Hard Lessons Still Learning Months back, I left Facebook mainly because of a growing, and powerful, sense of contention, arguing doctrine for doctrine’s sake, a spirit of judgmentalism and condemnation, and due to an increasing sense of…

Traditions Of Men: Is It A Sin To Drink Wine Or Strong Drink?

Traditions Of Men Is It A Sin To Drink Wine Or Strong Drink? By Curt Wildy Introduction I have no doubt in my mind that in and of itself, drinking alcoholic beverages in moderation is no sin. Getting drunk is a sin and drinking in front of others when you know that it causes them offense, or causes them…

Form Over Substance?

Form Over Substance? Curt Wildy Concerning the regenerate children of God, we all see in part; to one degree or another we all want to share what we see; and we all play a part in the edification of one another. However, the responsibility to proclaim The Truth and the precepts that flow from Him is an awesome…