Blessings to you, the readers of this page, in Jesus Christ our Lord. May He guide you and protect you always.
I realize that I will now be parting company with all the legalists among my fellow Christians. And I am sincerely sorry about that. If any members of the Chapel list wish to cancel their subscriptions at this time, I will understand.
But I am on very firm Scriptural ground, on the very highest authority when I take this position.
MATTHEW 22:35-40 (KJV) 35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, 36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.This is the joy of total liberty in Christ. Love is the entire point of everything, love for God and love for our fellow man. All other things are subordinate to love. If we follow the Holy Spirit within us, which we have received according to our faith in Christ, He will not mislead us.
"Listen carefully to a brief
precept", St. Augustine exhorts, "love and do what you like" ("In Epist.
Ioann Ad Parthos", 7, 8). See
This teaching is not for everybody, only those who are able to receive it. As Jesus said many times in Scripture, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
But if the Holy Spirit is not yet firmly in control of your life, it is perhaps better that you remain a legalist, following the letter of every Biblical exhortation and command.
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May the Lord bless this presentation of His holy Word.
Rev. Bill McGinnis <>< email@example.com
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