Ever been called a legalist, or called someone that? This article considers five all-too-common legalism charges that are unfounded.
At its root, legalism is the failure to see the generosity of God and his wise and loving plans for us. Legalism is rooted in a distorted view of God as the giver of his law. This is what the article helpfully explains, by using the first sin in Paradise as proof.
Legalism is the biggest threat to the Christian life. Why? Let the article explain.
This article shows that legalism is a problem that confronts both justification and sanctification, and needs to be addressed in a balanced way.
This article looks at the prevelance of the teaching of moralism in the evangelical church. Using the example of the Avis Car Rental company's slogan "We try harder", the author discusses the dangers of preaching moralism. This teaching undermines the sufficiency of Christ, changing the biblical meanings of justification and sanctification.
According to this article, a shift has occurred in how justification is viewed. The rise of the so-called New Perspective on Paul led to justification being viewed more in corporate terms. What is the place of the individual in Paul's view of justification? Hassler believes that the case that Paul was not really interested in “inner tensions of individual souls and consciences” has been overstated.