Columns from Tabletalk Magazine, June 2016
The June issue of Tabletalk addresses legalism. At its root, legalism is an attempt to earn favor with God by human effort. It is the opposite of antinomianism, which belittles the law by cheapening grace. In contrast, legalism exalts the law above grace. As a result, it breeds contempt toward those who do not measure up and foments guilt within those who do not conform to its unbearable standards. Legalism wrongly burdens God’s people with the heavy yoke of manmade rules and regulations. The answer to this heresy is a proper understanding of the Bible’s teaching on grace and the law. This issue addresses legalism’s dangers and the delights of God’s instruction for us in His law.
We do not post all of the feature articles or the daily devotionals from the issue, so you’ll have to either purchase the issue or subscribe to get those. But for now, here are links to several free columns and articles from this month:
- Legalism vs. Gospel Religion by Burk Parsons
- Principles and Situations by R.C. Sproul
- Legalism Defined by Nicholas Batzig
- The Roots of Legalism by Stephen Nichols
- Oh How I Love Your Law! by Sinclair Ferguson
- Overcoming Legalism by Sean Michael Lucas
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Here’s a preview of what’s coming up in Tabletalk over the coming months:
Doubt and Assurance
The July issue will seek to encourage readers in the beautiful and comforting truth of the doctrine of assurance.
The August issue will consider addictions and the hope the Bible gives us in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The September issue will help Christians discover the importance of the doctrine of the church by considering how it reflects the beauty and glory of God in Christ.
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