“and then she understood the devilish cunning of the enemy’s plan. By mixing a little truth with it they had made their lie far stronger”.

C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle

This is what Christians buy into… lies with a bit of truth mixed in so that they are “justifiable”… such as “God wants me to have fun (true), so therefore I can do this immoral thing, and it’s no big deal (lie)”, or “God wants me to take care of my family (true), so therefore it’s OK to have money and not respond to the needs of others in the world (lie)”.

I do it too… (I’m not on a soapbox here), and I hate it. The question: how do we avoid this, while also avoiding legalism and “Pharisee-itis”?