Key Verse: Verse 6 – “Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.”
Key Words: the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life
Whenever you find that which is genuine, you will always find someone promoting the counterfeit.
Henry Ward Beecher was right when he said, “A lie always needs a truth for a handle to it.”
No sooner did the Gospel of God’s grace begin to be spread among the Gentiles than a counterfeit “gospel” appeared: a mixture of law and grace which the church of Corinth had zealously latched on to.
I find it amazing how the church at Corinth and others like it so easily embraced everything that was false. They seemed to love a lie more than they loved truth. Then they were easily enticed into the false doctrine of salvation through both grace and the law.
But there is a vast difference between law and grace. D. L. Moody said, “The law brings out sin; grace covers it. The law wounds; the Gospel heals. One is a quiver of arrows; the other is a cruse of oil.”
When you are cooking a roast in the oven, if it is done, you try to pick it out with a fork, but find you are unable to do so. This is like the Mosaic law. It is unable to pick us up out of sin. Then you find that you are able to get the roast out only if you place a pan under the roast and lift it out in this manner. This is grace. It gets under us and lifts us out of the bondage of sin.
Praise God for His marvelous grace!
What to do:
✞ Make sure you know who you are following before you follow them.
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