Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Wrote this on the FFF today:

Saying something is wrong just because it is fleshly makes you an ascetic. And a legalist, if you impose your rule upon others. Paul had somewhat to say about this:

Colossians 2(NIV)

20 Since you died with Christ to the basic principles of this world, why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules: 21 "Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!"? 22 These are all destined to perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings. 23 Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence.

This part of Col 2 is actually dealing with the world's religious setups and superstitions. "Separation" as preached by many IFBs, is little more than worldly thinking. And they do not restrain the flesh.

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