Playing Fast and Loose with the "L" Word
This article shows that legalism is not the same as obedience, with a view to explaining that law-keeping is not grounds for the accusation of legalism.
Why Legalism Destroys Churches and Kills Christians
This article describes legalism and how it is alive and well in churches still today. It explains the value of the law, but also its limitations.
Oh How I Love Thy Law! Do Not Handle, Taste, or Touch
Salvation Is All of Grace yet I Must...
The Imperfections of Our Sanctification
This article discusses sanctification, both definitive and progressive. It critiques antinomianism and legalism, and shows the theological problems with perfectionism.
The Surprising Truth about Legalism
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.
The Gospel under Assault
Legalism vs. Liberty
Flirting with the Law
Is it possible to have your internet history reveal legalism in you? This article considers how we can adopt an attitude of works-righteousness in how we regard our time spent on the internet.
How We Are Sanctified and Live Penitently
The Centrality of the Scripture
The author takes a look at the church at Ephesus through the lens of 1 Timothy. Three problems that arose in the life of the church are reflected upon: asceticism (1 Timothy 4:1-5), legalism (1 Timothy 1:3-17), and materialism (1 Timothy 6:3-19).
Antinomianism – Lessons from History
This is a book about antinomianism. It discusses the conviction that living out of God’s grace in Christ is incompatible with obligations of the moral law. In Chapter 1 the author surveys antinomian debates in the Reformation and post-Reformation eras. He ends with the so-called Marrow Controversy in the eighteenth century.
Jesus - Lord of the Sabbath
The Book of Proverbs and Repetition
Some things are worth repeating, that they might not be forgotten. The book of Proverbs uses repetition to teach us the importance of correction and hungering after wisdom, the danger of legalism, the value of Christian friendship, the need for sexual purity, and the reality of eternal life.
Legalism is a Real Problem
This article shows that legalism is a problem that confronts both justification and sanctification, and needs to be addressed in a balanced way.
Not Commanded, Not Forbidden
Should I do it? Or should I not? The Bible does not always give us direct answers about what we should do in all situations. It looks at how we should find the will of God in the so-called indifferent things (adiaphora).
Obedience: The First Two Uses of the Law
I Want to Walk Free, but I Still Hear the Chains Rattling
This article is about different forms of legalism and our christian freedom. The author also discusses salvation and our good works, the relation of law and gospel, and the perseverance of the believer.