April 30, 2021

Let's Talk Legalism

Let's Talk Legalism

A legalistic mindset in a church and in a Christian is damaging to the Kingdom. We are covered under Jesus’s blood as the atoning sacrifice to gain eternal salvation, and adding to this sacrifice through rules and laws is not only an undue burden to plac...


A legalistic mindset in a church and in a Christian is damaging to the Kingdom. We are covered under Jesus’s blood as the atoning sacrifice to gain eternal salvation, and adding to this sacrifice through rules and laws is not only an undue burden to place on someone, if is Biblically wrong. The Apostle Paul in Galatians write this: 

For freedom, Christ set us free. Stand firm, then, and don’t submit again to a yoke of slavery. Take note! I, Paul, am telling you that if you get yourselves circumcised, Christ will not benefit you at all. Again I testify to every man who gets himself circumcised that he is obligated to do the entire law. You who are trying to be justified by the law are alienated from Christ; you have fallen from grace. For we eagerly await through the Spirit, by faith, the hope of righteousness. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision accomplishes anything; what matters is faith working through love. (Galatians 5:1-6) 

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