Last Sunday I preached from Matthew 12, where Jesus and the Pharisees butted heads over their interpretation of the sabbath. The Pharisees took a much stricter view of it than Jesus did. Which got me thinking, is it possible to be stricter than God?
Many Independent Baptists spend a lot of time arguing and defending standards that don’t come directly from scripture, could it be they stricter than God?
Yet all of us know that we have to have some rules that aren’t in scripture. ”I can’t tell my child to not cross a busy street because that rule’s not in the Bible.” said no parent ever. How does this all work out?
I plan to cover these topics:
I realize I may have bitten off way more than I can chew with these topics, but one of the reasons I blog is because it forces me to think through topics.
Have your own ideas about being “Stricter than God?” Let me know in the comments: