Legalism

Few things have been more disruptive to the unity of Churches than legalism. Church leaders must understand this threat and equip those under them to respond. The links below offer a resource for Church leaders to help them address this subject.

 Steve Cornell 

 
 

One comment on “Legalism

  1. Patrick says:

    Hi, Just a passing comment, for I have not read your content on this, but was curious about the title regarding the word legalism. Plus, if I am not mistaken, I think you are from upper dauphin county, and I have lived there in the past. So, howdy former neighbor.

    First, the word legalism is not in the Bible, is not in a Bible concordance, etc. Therefore it has no context in which to define the word. So, God has not breathed it nor defined it or contextualized it. So, we should not be preaching it.

    Second, one objects, but the Pharisees were legalists! On the contrary, they were illegalists. For Jesus said that they were not keeping key parts of the Law. This is why Jesus called them hypocrites.

    Third, and finally, in my judgment the reason why many disciples like to use the word legalism is that they love the false concept that they do not have to do anything to be saved or do anything regarding commandments or do anything to be lost. Somehow they thing this is the love of God or what the gospel actually is, saying no to commandments.

    Thanks for letting me reply, and I hope that this quick comment and three points are an eyeopener regarding the truth. For there is so much confusion in the kingdom of God regarding words or teachings that are not even in the Bible, such as accapella, rapture, legalism, non-denominational, and so on and so forth. And we end up using them to praise ourselves or condemn others. But, as I said, these words are not in any Bible concordance since they are not God breathed, and have no defining context. Hence, on them we will not be judged by God. Amen.

    Pat Rick David Yanello
    FreeBibleStudy.org

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