(CHRISTIAN POST) – Andy Stanley and Beto O'Rourke have beckoned us recently to consider an untethered walk through the chasms of darkness that are the contemporary world.
"Participants in the new covenant are not required to obey any of the commandments found in the first part of their Bibles," Stanley has opined. "Participants in the new covenant are expected to obey the single command Jesus issued as part of his new covenant: as I have loved you, so you must love one another."
The strong principles that have kept civilization from spinning off into chaos are, according to Andy Stanley, apparently applicable only to non-Christians. This presumes that those in new covenant relationship with God through Christ have gone beyond the need for the tethering power of the Law. There is a whiff of Gnosticism here: a special elite exists above the Law because those in the new covenant no longer need the restraint.
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