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How to help believers trapped in legalism

I so appreciate John MacArthur’s helpful answer to the question “How would you approach a congregation trapped in years of legalistic tradition?” See the nearly complete transcript and audio here.

Andy Naselli summarizes this way:

  • Love them by not needlessly offending them
  • Understand that convictions — whether right or wrong — inform the conscience
  • Slowly re-educate their conscience by exalting Jesus

(Via: Justin Taylor)