Have you ever found a loophole in your faith? Something you tell yourself so that sin doesn’t seem all that bad.
Satan loves to use loopholes to redefine words, whether it’s God’s Word or words in our culture. Think about how the enemy lies to us by changing the meanings of words: “Evolution” falls apart, so now it is “Natural Selection.” A “blob of cells that can’t feel anything” has been scientifically disproven, so now it is a “personal choice.” “Family” is another word that our culture is redefining.
We’ve been looking for loopholes ever since the Garden. Loopholes help us redefine sin, so that we can somehow abide by the law but still do whatever we want. Legalism creates loopholes in every institution from churches to schools to government, but Grace eliminates loopholes.
Joining us is Dave Wager. Dave is the author of several books and the president of Silver Birch Ranch and Nicolet Bible College in northern Wisconsin. Dave is also the president of a ministry called The Omega Force, a catalyst that helps Christians learn the Word of God through college-level courses that anyone can take online.
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