When Conduct Is Not In Step With Truth

Jun 10, 2018    Pastor Steven Flippin

Do we look to the evidence of our lives for witness to the fact of our salvation? Well, Paul certainly did! In our passage Peter stood condemned (Paul’s word) because of his retreat from the gospel of grace. He didn’t preach another gospel. He didn’t deny the gospel in his teaching. Yet when the practice of his life denies the gospel of grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, Paul says he stands condemned. His conduct is not in step with the truth of the gospel, and according to Paul, that is to be in a dangerous position. That is to be in the place of a man whose fruit doesn’t testify to his salvation.