However, the spiritual believer must remember that to offend people because they are legalistic is to be just as wrong as the legalist. It is not our objective to superimpose our own ideas of right and wrong on others. We have personal taboos and others have their own. We are each to live our own life as unto the Lord without superimposing our personal standards on other believers. Live and let live. When people are positive toward doctrine, do not get in their way with taboos. (The exception is the right of parents to superimpose standards on their children.) If someone can bully you into conforming to a system of taboos for spirituality, you will become a legalist as well. If you react to taboos, your reaction will often carry over to doctrine, and you will become no better than the carnal believer.
Obeying the Law of Moses: Spirituality is completely independent of the Mosaic Law.
ROM 8:2-4 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. For what the law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
ROM 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.
The law demands perfect righteousness; believing in Christ fulfills this requirement of the Mosaic Law for us. The filling of the Spirit is the means of fulfilling God’s plan, rather than obedience to a set of laws.
GAL 5:18.But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law.
Observing Rituals: Some believe the consistent observance of certain rituals is the means to spirituality; these include baptism, giving to missions, saying the rosary, doing a novena, saying the stations of the Cross, etc. The Word of God never teaches that performing rituals is leading the spiritual life. Our life is the life of grace through the filling of the Holy Spirit; our power comes from indwelling Holy Spirit, not from observing man-made rituals.
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