Illegal Use #2: The Pedestal Use

Illegal Use of the Law #2
Perhaps the worse misuse of the law, this is where I place myself on a pedestal of good works in order to gain God's approval. This illegal use of the law has people saying, “I know I'll go to heaven. I'm a good person.” But this works-righteousness is called out in the Scriptures:
For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin. (Romans 3:20)
Rather than lift us us, the law casts us down so that the Gospel can lift us up and give us life.

by Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller
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