People desire an external law that can be followed externally. This makes judging much easier and judging is our favorite pasttime.
Believers who claim that they are not under a law, that they have liberty and freedom, will be the first to cut you down if you disagree on this point! That’s called “irony.”
Believers who enjoy being free from the law generally can’t help themselves but to invent another law, one that is seen, listed, and easily observed whether people are following it or not.
These people, while they “promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption.” We just can’t help it, we must judge! You disagree with me? Well, you’re obviously heretic scum that will burn!
David ate the shewbread and this was against the law! It was not just against a person’s made up law, but against the very written law of God! We’d kill David today! We’d also kill Jesus for picking corn and healing on the sabbath.
Either people have liberty or they don’t. The law of the Spirit of life is different, even different from the written law on stone. God judges on the heart. To those without law I’m as one without law, to those under law I am as one under the law.
How can Paul be so cavalier with the law like this? Love–he does it that he might win some. How many of us are more concerned about bashing people into believing everything we believe more than we are concerned about dropping some beliefs to win some?
How many of you think I’ve gone liberal because I’ve violated your law now?! Paul said it and I believe we’d kill him too.