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The Legalistic Secular Culture of the United States

Legalism is a word that is usually applied to adherents of Christianity. It refers to a code of religious laws or rules that are followed but with a negative effect—the Christian begins to judge others’ righteousness based upon external adherence to those laws. 763 more words


God calls us to express
Who we are in Christ
Displaying congruently
With men of Faith
As Abraham and Moses lived
By their example
Living by Truths… 117 more words

How To Know If You’re A Legalist (Three tests and a test case) Part 4 of 4

Some other observations about legalistic types from the story of the Prodigal’s big brother:

They tend to miss the party: “He refused to go in …” … 745 more words


How To Know If You’re A Legalist (Three tests and a test case) Part 3 of 4

Now that we’ve looked at the three tests to identify legalism: rules, reasons, and resources, I propose a New Testament test case.

A test case of a legalist – The son who missed the party ( 909 more words


A New Definition for Legalism

Have you ever been called legalistic?

I was raised in a ‘traditional’ church, with a lot of emphasis on works/appearance. Then, a few years ago, 549 more words