I’ve been greatly enjoying three different discussions about witnessing lately; which I plan to talk a bit more about this Saturday. In one of these discussions, I got to talking with Hannah from Becoming Lost about a particular video accessible on YouTube. Near the end (34:38), Leslie Ludy talks about “legalism”.
Depending on your past encounters with this word and the baggage of unique experiences that you carry, you may very well define legalism different than the next person.
Leslie Ludy’s point is that the enemy wants us to throw away devotion and commitment to Christ under the banner of “legalism”.
So legalism is often… used as an excuse not to be more devoted to Christ?
I see how this has been true in my own life – that I’ve justified my lesser devotion to Christ reasoning that if I deepened my commitment, it would become legalism.
I also see that legalism was a very real problem in the early Church, even though it doesn’t use that word. Just look at the first part of Galatians 3, for example.
So let’s discuss it together.
Is legalism ever a problem? When? How can we distinguish devotion from legalism?
Is legalism an issue in your life?
On the other hand, have you ever dismissed devotion under the banner of legalism?
Here’s a chance to get to know me and your fellow readers. Here’s a chance for us to get to know you.