The inclusion of the following in "Quotations" should not be viewed as endorsement:

     "Imagining themselves to be spiritual because of their dedication to rules, they are ignorant of God's righteousness. As a result, they go about to establish their own righteousness without submitting themselves unto the righteousness of God, not realizing that Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believes (Rom. 10: 3,4)…Of one thing we can be sure: if our righteousness is the fruit of our struggle, it is not the righteousness of God for His righteousness is a gift….Adam could not cleanse himself, cover himself, or save himself, but God did it all for him when he accepted the divine provision for his shame made possible by the shedding of blood! When we realize that salvation, justification, and redemption are God's work for men, we will rest all our hopes and confidences on the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, and the fruits of righteousness will flow from our lives….Holiness is life, not law! Even though the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good, it has no power to impart life. And life is what a man dead in trespasses and sins needs. Moreover, a man separated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in (him) requires not a law, but that from which he is separated: the life of God!…Christianity is not the consequence of our struggle; it is rather, Christ's living His life in us through faith!" - Craig Bean (Good News, a publication of the Smokey Hill Church of Christ, Aurora, Co, Theme: Legalism, Criag Bean is the preacher.) (The foregoing by Craig Bean reminds me of the language I heard when I was in Baptist seminary many years ago and also the language of Edward Fudge in the early seventies, dm.)