We appreciated this email:
… I wonder if all the unchurched must go the way of the Law to teach them that there is no strength in their flesh? Religion makes people Pharisees because it looks at the outward person apart from the work of the Holy Spirit who works on the inner man. Religion is I focused, not I in Christ crucified. Grace focused teaching needs to lean on the finished work of what Christ did not only at the cross, but who I am in Him at the cross–my new identity…
p.s. Isn’t the law designed to break us of having any confidence in our flesh (self-effort) apart from the Holy Spirit?
[Yes! – Phil. 3:3-10 – JBW]