What is the difference between Dr. Phil and Christianity’s Gospel? Not much (sadly!) in many explanations of Christianity. But in the Sacred Scriptures, the two could not be further apart! For, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is by faith alone; Dr. Phil-type behaviorism is by works alone. The one is law and gospel, the other is law only.
How can Christians truly sing Psalm 1:2, “But his delight is in the law of the Lord,” when it still feels like the law condemns, shames, and accuses us? The answer is by understanding the Christian’s new relationship God’s law (or the law’s third use, as Reformed speak would put it.) Listen to Steve Brown explain the Christian’s new relationship to God’s Law in “rubber meets the road” terms on his recent broadcast: The Law and Success.