Legalism Most people tend to define a legalist as one who completely desires to follow ALL of God’s rules and laws without deviation. I have been guilty of this definition as well. However, in my studies to define this word, I do not believe this is correct. Instead, I believe that we can Biblically call […]

Legalism a zeal for God,or Self?

Legalism: A Zeal for God, or Self? David Henke Jesus had a special relationship with the scribes, Pharisees and Sadducees. Eight times in Matthew 23 He called them hypocrites, saying “Woe unto you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites” (Matthew 23:13-29). What was it about the scribes and Pharisees that would explain Jesus’ confrontational attitude? What lessons […]