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Legalism,  is Galatians 1:8.

Its very specific, and here is how you should understand it.

Its when a person's belief system regarding Salvation, is that  "Justification by Faith, ALONE",  means to them, that they must add their self righteous works TO IT.....to complete it.

Legalism means, that a person believes that Salvation is the Cross + Their Christian Discipleship (Their Works)....... In other words, they pretend that The Blood Atonement is God's Salvation, but what they really believer and argue about and teach, is that the Blood Atonement, is only  a part of Redemption, and their WORKS, and yours, COMBINED< is what God accepts to save you, and keep you saved. 

Legalism is the heresy that teaches that The Blood of Christ + Works, is Redemption. = Galatians 1:8

Legalism is pretzel logic, that tries to corrupt the words of James, in an effort to subvert the doctrine of "Justification by Faith", that Jesus gave to Paul, personally.

Now, what is the NT idea - explanation, regarding "self righteous"??  Its that a person is trying, by their works, deeds, effort, and enduring, to make themselves right with God, either before they are born again, or they are trying to maintain their Salvation, by their works, deeds, effort, and enduring, AFTER they are already saved.

So, what you need to understand, is that a.... Works + The Cross = Salvation  theology, .....Legalism......is actually trodding underfoot the Holy Blood of Christ, because this person, this theology, is actually teaching that Christ's Blood is not quite enough, and that "works" are needed to finish the Atonement.

Legalism, disrespects and insults The Holy Spirit and The Blood of Christ, by teaching that a person's works are in some way of equal value, and need to be combined with God's Blood shed on a Cross for Salvation to be completed in a person's life. = Galatians 1:8

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Another good post, thanks.   So there won't be any misunderstanding, we do believe that a born again person will have good works...however, the works do not save us.   Christ alone is sufficient to save us by His precious blood.

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Another post promoting something not in the Bible.  The Bible never mentions legalism.  I don't care how many topics are started on this topic, it isn't in the Bible, so it doesn't matter.

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57 minutes ago, Firm Foundation said:

Another post promoting something not in the Bible.  The Bible never mentions legalism.  I don't care how many topics are started on this topic, it isn't in the Bible, so it doesn't matter.

You are right.  The word legalism is not in the Bible.  Neither is the word rapture.  And the word Anti-Christ is not in the book of Revelation.  But people think it is.

  • The word Anti-Christ may not be in the book of Revelation, but the teaching of him is.  He is called the beast in the book of Revelation.
  •  The word rapture may not be there, but the teaching of it is - one place being in 1 Thessalonians 4.

And just like these above words, while the word legalism in not in the Bible, the teaching of it is.  Here's a place that cannot be denied. 

Colossians 2:20-23 - "If you died with the Messiah to the elemental forces of this world, why do you live as if you still belonged to the world? Why do you submit to regulations: “Don’t handle, don’t taste, don’t touch”?  All these regulations refer to what is destroyed by being used up; they are commands and doctrines of men. Although these have a reputation of wisdom by promoting ascetic practices, humility, and severe treatment of the body, they are not of any value in curbing self-indulgence."

So, yes, the word legalism is not found in the Bible, but  the teaching of it is -  [and I just gave one reference - another is the entire book of Galatians!!].

And, YES, it matters VERY, VERY much or else it would not be in the Bible.

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1 hour ago, Firm Foundation said:

Another post promoting something not in the Bible.  The Bible never mentions legalism.  I don't care how many topics are started on this topic, it isn't in the Bible, so it doesn't matter.

"Legalism" is just a label for a belief system.

 

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12 minutes ago, Jayne said:

You are right.  The word legalism is not in the Bible.  Neither is the word rapture.  And the word Anti-Christ is not in the book of Revelation.  But people think it is.

  • The word Anti-Christ may not be in the book of Revelation, but the teaching of him is.  He is called the beast in the book of Revelation.
  •  The word rapture may not be there, but the teaching of it is - one place being in 1 Thessalonians 4.

And just like these above words, while the word legalism in not in the Bible, the teaching of it is.  Here's a place that cannot be denied. 

Colossians 2:20-23 - "If you died with the Messiah to the elemental forces of this world, why do you live as if you still belonged to the world? Why do you submit to regulations: “Don’t handle, don’t taste, don’t touch”?  All these regulations refer to what is destroyed by being used up; they are commands and doctrines of men. Although these have a reputation of wisdom by promoting ascetic practices, humility, and severe treatment of the body, they are not of any value in curbing self-indulgence."

So, yes, the word legalism is not found in the Bible, but  the teaching of it is -  [and I just gave one reference - another is the entire book of Galatians!!].

And, YES, it matters VERY, VERY much or else it would not be in the Bible.

Yep. And don't even get me started on "hell". ;)

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5 hours ago, Jayne said:

You are right.  The word legalism is not in the Bible.  Neither is the word rapture.  And the word Anti-Christ is not in the book of Revelation.  But people think it is.

  • The word Anti-Christ may not be in the book of Revelation, but the teaching of him is.  He is called the beast in the book of Revelation.
  •  The word rapture may not be there, but the teaching of it is - one place being in 1 Thessalonians 4.

And just like these above words, while the word legalism in not in the Bible, the teaching of it is.  Here's a place that cannot be denied. 

Colossians 2:20-23 - "If you died with the Messiah to the elemental forces of this world, why do you live as if you still belonged to the world? Why do you submit to regulations: “Don’t handle, don’t taste, don’t touch”?  All these regulations refer to what is destroyed by being used up; they are commands and doctrines of men. Although these have a reputation of wisdom by promoting ascetic practices, humility, and severe treatment of the body, they are not of any value in curbing self-indulgence."

So, yes, the word legalism is not found in the Bible, but  the teaching of it is -  [and I just gave one reference - another is the entire book of Galatians!!].

And, YES, it matters VERY, VERY much or else it would not be in the Bible.

No it is not, especially if you go by the made up definitions being given.  Paul spoke of a specific issue where some tried to place gentiles under laws of separation.  Galatians makes it clear that those who live after the flesh shall not inherit kingdom of God.  Also, this has nothing to do with osas.

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