Here’s Why We Must Never Preach Legalism

The Aquila Report | 1/20/2019 | Staff
loranseen (Posted by) Level 3
Some wrongly pit the Old Testament against the New Testament, asserting that the OT is law-focused and external while the NT is heart-focused and internal. Even a cursory reading of the OT makes clear that true righteousness always involved internal faith and a transformed heart. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart (Deut. 6:5-7).

Legalism does not work. It never has and it never will. Legalism is the pursuit of good works — obedience to God’s law and the ethical commands of the Bible (and beyond) — abstracted from faith in Christ in order to be acceptable before God. The legalist approaches the Bible as a law-centered document rather than a Christ-centered one. Legalism attempts to domesticate the law of God and exacerbates sin rather than killing it because it feeds the flesh.

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