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Convictions of personal conscience are those areas where a strict absolute is not laid down for us in the Bible. [Yet] having such personal convictions does not mean you cannot make a biblical argument for your position.

Convictions of personal conscience are those areas where a strict absolute is not laid down for us in the Bible. [Yet] having such personal convictions does not mean you cannot make a biblical argument for your position.

Reference:   An Outline for Understanding Issues of Conscience and Legalism, Christian Communicators Worldwide, www.CCWtoday.org. Used by Permission.


Author: Bill Busshaus
Topics: Conviction
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Biblical guidelines for evaluating the exercise of our personal convictions:

1. Does it Glorify God? Isaiah 43:7, 1 Corinthians 10:31, John 15:8.

2. Can it be done in the name of Jesus? Colossians 3:17.

3. Does it cause a weaker brother to stumble? Romans 14:15, 21, Matthew 18:6-9, 1 Corinthians 8:9-13.

4. Is it profitable for you? I Corinthians 6:12.

5. Does it involve wrong company which may lead you astray? 1 Corinthians 15:33, Psalm 1:1.

6. Does it have the appearance of evil or make provision for the flesh? 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22, Romans 13:14.

7. Can it be done for the Lord? Colossians 3:23.

8. Do you have any doubts about it? Romans 14:23.

9. Would your parents understand this activity to be honoring to them? (How do you find out? ASK THEM!) Ephesians 6:2-3.

10. Is it something you would like to reap in the life of your children? Galatians 6:7-8.

11. Are you willing to face it in judgment? 2 Corinthians 5:10.

Biblical guidelines for evaluating the exercise of our personal convictions: 1. Does it Glorify God? Isaiah 43:7, 1 Corinthians 10:31, John 15:8. 2. Can it be done in the name of Jesus? Colossians 3:17. 3. Does it cause a weaker brother to stumble? Romans 14:15, 21, Matthew 18:6-9, 1 Corinthians 8:9-13. 4. Is it profitable for you? I Corinthians 6:12. 5. Does it involve wrong company which may lead you astray? 1 Corinthians 15:33, Psalm 1:1. 6. Does it have the appearance of evil or make provision for the flesh? 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22, Romans 13:14. 7. Can it be done for the Lord? Colossians 3:23. 8. Do you have any doubts about it? Romans 14:23. 9. Would your parents understand this activity to be honoring to them? (How do you find out? ASK THEM!) Ephesians 6:2-3. 10. Is it something you would like to reap in the life of your children? Galatians 6:7-8. 11. Are you willing to face it in judgment? 2 Corinthians 5:10.

Reference:   An Outline for Understanding Issues of Conscience and Legalism, Christian Communicators Worldwide, www.CCWtoday.org. Used by Permission.


Author: Bill Busshaus
Topics: Conviction
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Legalism is:

1. Distorting the gospel by adding conditions to free grace: Acts 15:1, 7-11; Gal.1:6-7, 2:11-16, 4:8-11, Gal. 5:2-4; Col. 2:16-17.

2. Substituting man-made regulations for the Word of God: Matthew 15:1-3.

3. Majoring on the minors and neglecting the more important issues: Luke 11:42.

4. Over concern with the externals while disregarding matters of the heart: Matthew 23:27.

5. Regarding with contempt or judging a brother based on matters of personal conviction: Romans 14:1-5.

6. Trusting in ourselves that we are righteous based on religious performance: Luke 18:9-14.

7. Hypocrisy, the leaven of the Pharisees: Luke 11:53-12:1.


Legalism is not:

1. A zeal for the commandments of Christ: Matthew 5:19; 1 Corinthians 7:19.

2. A ministry that teaches others to follow Christ in obedience: Matthew 28:20; 1 Thes.4:1-2.

3. Strong personal convictions (as long as they are not required of others): Romans 14:2, 5.

4. Man-made restrictions for personal protection from sinful habits (as long as we do not begin to view them as binding on others): Romans 13:14; 1 Corinthians 6:12.

5. A zeal for good works: Eph.2:10; Titus 1:16, 2:7, 14, 3:8, 14.

6. Limiting our liberty for the benefit of others: Romans 14:15, 21, 15:2; Acts 16:1-3.

7. Obedience: John 14:15, 23, 15:10; 1 John 2:3-5, 5:2-4.

Legalism is: 1. Distorting the gospel by adding conditions to free grace: Acts 15:1, 7-11; Gal.1:6-7, 2:11-16, 4:8-11, Gal. 5:2-4; Col. 2:16-17. 2. Substituting man-made regulations for the Word of God: Matthew 15:1-3. 3. Majoring on the minors and neglecting the more important issues: Luke 11:42. 4. Over concern with the externals while disregarding matters of the heart: Matthew 23:27. 5. Regarding with contempt or judging a brother based on matters of personal conviction: Romans 14:1-5. 6. Trusting in ourselves that we are righteous based on religious performance: Luke 18:9-14. 7. Hypocrisy, the leaven of the Pharisees: Luke 11:53-12:1. Legalism is not: 1. A zeal for the commandments of Christ: Matthew 5:19; 1 Corinthians 7:19. 2. A ministry that teaches others to follow Christ in obedience: Matthew 28:20; 1 Thes.4:1-2. 3. Strong personal convictions (as long as they are not required of others): Romans 14:2, 5. 4. Man-made restrictions for personal protection from sinful habits (as long as we do not begin to view them as binding on others): Romans 13:14; 1 Corinthians 6:12. 5. A zeal for good works: Eph.2:10; Titus 1:16, 2:7, 14, 3:8, 14. 6. Limiting our liberty for the benefit of others: Romans 14:15, 21, 15:2; Acts 16:1-3. 7. Obedience: John 14:15, 23, 15:10; 1 John 2:3-5, 5:2-4.

Reference:   An Outline for Understanding Issues of Conscience and Legalism, Christian Communicators Worldwide, www.CCWtoday.org. Used by Permission.