Get to Jesus!
“Sir, we would see Jesus” (John 12:21).
Both legalistic thinking that creates oppressive rigidity and relativistic thinking that creates unwise affinity become bondage-makers. Jesus is the only bondage-breaker.
Even halfway hybrid-type versions on either side produce bondage, perplexing bondage, because right words are used in some measure, but bondage still results.
The key is not a list, even if it’s good stuff. The key is not a box of perceived Christian living. The key is a life. We must get to Jesus!
Jesus is the liberating life Himself.
For a thorough discussion of this truth, see The Liberating Life of Jesus: Finding Freedom in Christ between the Two Extremes of Law and License.
John Van Gelderen