The Pharisees had a unique ability to turn God’s blessings into burdens, expecting the people of Israel to keep the rules they created. Jesus, however, exposed their erroneous theology. As Alistair Begg explains, Jesus’ theology sparked controversy because it contradicted the Pharisees’ teaching that rule-keeping and good works would earn eternal life. The only work that can save us is the work of Jesus. Are we trusting in Him alone for our salvation?
topics: Character of God, Jesus Christ, Legalism, Salvation