Salvation the Death of Autonomy
Phariseeism is anathema to Paul. So too is every doctrine that weakens God’s grace, God’s covenant, God’s law; the total ultimacy of Jesus Christ in our salvation. Only those are justified who live by faith, and men cannot live by his works and his believing, or anything else save the every word of God our savior. The cross of Christ obliterates our sin, and our claim to autonomy, to make us a new creation in Christ.