“Law leads to guilt; guilt leads to struggle; struggle leads to failure; failure leads to more guilt; more guilt leads to antinomianism; antinomianism leads to apostasy; and apostasy leads to anger and hardness of heart.
There is another process, and this process doesn’t begin with law, but with freedom and love.
Let me share it with you.
Love that makes you free leads to guilt. Guilt leads to confession. Confession leads to more forgiveness.Total forgiveness leads to worship. Worship leads to faithfulness.
Do you see it?
Faithfulness is the result of a process that begins with love and freedom. Hardness of heart is the result of a process which begins with the law.”
Brown, Steve (2011-08-23). When Being Good Isn’t Good Enough (Kindle Locations 812-815). Key Life Publishing. Kindle Edition.