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Old 05-15-2012, 11:07 AM   #20
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Default Re: A quote on obedience from an Ezzo teaching video

WRT "happiest and more joyful when in God's perfect will", the key word there is "perfect" . Obedience to good rules is good; obedience to bad rules is bad.

So the point is to do good, whether that requires obedience or disobedience.

Granted, the default *is* to obey all lawful authorities unless they are actively wrong. So if a lawful authority says, "Don't do <good thing A>", we should obey them unless God has *commanded* us to do <good thing A>. If God has merely allowed us to do <good thing A>, but has not commanded us to do so, then we should obey our lawful authority and not do <good thing A>, even though it is not a universal law.

So a habit of thinking obedience is a good thing, but it's not *the* good thing. *Love* is the ultimate Good Thing.

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Originally Posted by Joyanne View Post
I totally agree that obedience without love is nothing. Perhaps I am just dense. I don't think I've taught my children any differently. I am not seeing the issue clearly. I'm truly not trying to argue, I am striving to understand.

I agreed with your entire post.

In Christ,
Joy
I've no doubt you've taught your dc rightly .

It's just that mostly, people who use songs like that are *not* using them rightly . They are using them to elevate obedience over everything else, to make our standing as a Christian dependent on what we *do* .

Anything can be misused, and many things can be used for both good and evil. For many GCMers, songs like this are too often misused, and so they prefer to avoid them outright, seeing the potential good as outweighed by the too-frequently-seen harm .
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