Relationship That Leads to Life

Arends, Carolyn
August 2010
Christianity Today;Aug2010, Vol. 54 Issue 8, p48
The author discusses how God's law is also God's grace and that an understanding of both is needed to shape Christian character and behavior. She cites the first line of the Ten Commandments in the book of Exodus as an example of how God defines a relationship with him first, followed by a description of a life lived in its context. She argues that God does not expect morality in the absence of a relationship with him. She calls for Christians to understand that God loves them and to trust whatever he asks of them.


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