The Responsible Use of Gospel Freedom

Here are a few helpful quotes on how we are to use our gospel freedom responsibly.

Remember that God’s kingdom is not eating and drinking but living together in the righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit; so serve Christ, not yourselves, with your eating and drinking.
— Nelson Kloosterman

A Christian is a most free lord of all, and subject to none.
A Christian is a most dutiful servant to all, subject to all.
Martin Luther

As to God, our great concern is righteousness—to appear before him justified by the merit of Christ’s death, sanctified by the Spirit of his grace; for the righteous Lord loves righteousness.
As to our brothers, it is peace—to live in peace and love, and charity with them, following peace with all men: Christ came into the world to be the great peace-maker.
As to ourselves, it is joy in the Holy Spirit—that spiritual joy which is wrought by the blessed Spirit in the hearts of believers, which respects God as their reconciled Father and heaven as their expected home.
—  Matthew Henry

Rather than resembling a moral combat zone, the church is to be a place where all of us obey the Apostle Paul’s moving mandate: Accept one another as Christ has accepted you in order to bring praise to God (Romans 15:7).

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