Tuesday, June 20, 2006

"The Liberty of the Christian"

Mark Lauterbach of the Gospel Driven Life blog has a helpful series of posts on Christian liberty:

"Christian liberty, by my definition, is very simple -- I may not add to the Word of God and create rules for life or behavior or doctrine that are not clearly taught in the Bible. I may not 'bind the conscience' of others with my derived principles or applications. That is a combined set of ideas from many sources, including the Westminster Confession."

"Protecting Christian liberty does not mean I reach no conclusions about applying Scripture to the details of my life -- it means I do not impose my conclusions or others or judge them because they do not agree with my conclusions."