Dr. Michael Richardson - Mark 7:7
Part I-Unwritten blue laws in the Church
A. The most common one is works for salvation. These false teachers tell people that they must
work to keep the 10 Commandments for salvation.
B. These false teachers do not even understand the purpose of the 10 commandments.
C. So, these false teachers place a system on people for salvation that is impossible to do.
D. They teach you an impossible system for salvation and then brag how they got you “saved”. This is
what Paul teaches in Gal. 6:13 “For neither they themselves who are Circumcised keep the law; but
desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in Flesh.”
E. If one could be saved by keeping the 10 Commandments, why then did Jesus have to die?
F. A second “blue law” false teachers have for salvation is that you have to be baptized
G. A third example of an unwritten blue law in churches is that a Christian can lose their salvation. The
two primary “proof” texts are Galatians 5:4 and Hebrews 6:4-6. Before I discuss those passages, I
want to ask some questions:
H. Now let us consider Ga. 5:4. Context is important. To whom is Paul speaking?