Though salvation has always been by faith, and though Judaism, as it should have been practiced, was always a system of grace, legalism did creep in, as it can in any religion that takes obedience seriously, such as Seventh-day Adventism. At the time of Christ, many (but not all) of the religious leaders had fallen in a kind of “hard religious orthodoxy … destitute of contrition, tenderness or love” that left them with “no power to preserve the world from corruption.”—Ellen G. White, Thoughts From the Mount of Blessing, p. 53.
This week’s lesson – The Sermon on the Mount
Multiple times throughout the Bible God shared His law with us. From Exodus, when He wrote out the Ten Commandments, to Matthew, when, in the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus shed light upon the law and opened our eyes to the love that had been overlooked. “The truths He taught are no less important to us than to the multitude that followed Him. We no less than they need to learn the foundation principles of the kingdom of God.”1 Continue reading “This Week’s Lesson – 4/9/16 – 4/15/16”