Suppose a married man says to me, “Pastor, the other day, at the mall, I saw a beautiful woman. And I knew I was supposed to resist lust, I wasn’t feeling it at the time. And isn’t forcing myself to do what’s right legalism? Well, I didn’t want to be a Galatian heretic, so I acted on my heart’s desires and got the girl’s number … then went home and believed the gospel to get God’s forgiveness.”
Do you think I’d say to that man, “Great work! That’s exactly how I was hoping you’d understand and apply Galatians”?